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One of the most fascinating eras in European history was the French Enlightenment period where people started to develop new and drastic ideas about religion, the monarchy, and other societal issues. In my project I wish to show a presentation that depict

Kendra Miller

on 22 April 2010

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Transcript of Moliere

A little background and history about Moliere...

Dorine's character most represents the idea of the enlightenment era in the play.

With her sarcastic demeanor and her rebellious nature towards Orgon, she proves to be intelligent and of her own mind.

The thoughts and feelings of people during this time is reflected in Dorine's scene with Orgon

A big idea with the Enlightenment was that people should act with calm and reasonable natures, and Dorine does just this.

"All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing." - Moliere "As the purpose of comedy is to correct the vices of men,
I see no reason why anyone should be exempt." -Moliere The Enlightenment (18th Century)

Freedom & Tolerance
Heredity in the Aristocracy

Opposing forces:

The Lesson:
Human Rights
Cultural, political, religious freedom

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