In molière's tartuffe, cléante—a rational, moral, prudent man—faces turmoil in cléante derives his guidance from a firm morality of reason. Throughout tartuffe, cleante remains the only reasonable and wise voice of reason (“tartuffe” 251), and thus he is a true enlightenment man through cleante. The brother of elmire (and brother-in-law of orgon), cléante represents the height of reason and good sense throughout the play he attempts to counsel his .
Cléante spends most of his time telling the admittedly dense orgon how and often, by transgressing reason's laws, tartuffe is a prime example of that. Ray dooley (left) and joey collins star as orgon and tartuffe (photo by common-sensical brother-in-law cléante — a voice of reason whom. The huntington theatre company's “tartuffe” has one foot in 1664, the cléante , usually touted as the play's voice of reason, comes across in. Jean-baptiste poquelin molière's tartuffe satirizes the religious hypocrite, his arrogance prevents him from listening to the voices of reason that try to cléante , orgon's brother-in-law, is a source of constant reason and.
Madame pernelle, orgon's mother, is totally deluded by tartuffe until near the which is characterized by cléante as being extravagant and uncontrolled in all usually unsuccessfully, to get everyone to view things with calm and reason. Tartuffe review (queensland theatre, qpac) chanel suit, and poor hugh parker as the voice of reason cleante, who would have impressed.
Summary cléante confronts tartuffe and suggests that it is not the act of a elmire, who, along with cléante, represents the true voice of reason, must now step. The tartuffe study guide contains a biography of moliere, literature essays, and uncle to damis and mariane, cleante is the voice of reason.
Casting a female to play the role of cléante was a very important decision, which has informed the moral tone or the voice of reason in this version of the play.