Study Guide

Tartuffe Act 3, Scene 5

By Molière

Act 3, Scene 5

  • When Orgon enters the room, Damis lets the cat out of the bag. He tells Orgon all about Tartuffe's "adulterous offer," how Elmire was going to keep it a secret, and how he, Damis, just had to let Orgon know.
  • Elmire defends her position, tells Damis that he should have kept silent, and leaves.