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The Misanthrope

Some other characters in literature who might be classified as misanthropes are Dickens' Scrooge, Orlick, Miss Havisham and Jaggers, Voltaire's Candide, Salinger's Holden Caulfield, Shakespeare's...

Latest answer posted June 10, 2014 12:32 pm UTC

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In France the theatre was a center of social hovering because, at that time, the Kingdom of Louis XIV had brought so much patronage to the arts, and so many riches to the country (not to mention...

Latest answer posted January 6, 2010 6:49 am UTC

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As a comedy of manners, this play presents the social norms of its day in a way that establishes the hypocrisy of society and the way that a veneer of culture and civilisation actually attempts to...

Latest answer posted January 2, 2013 8:17 am UTC

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Celimene does not respect Alceste, because she cheats on him and lies to him. Celimene plays all of her suitors. Although Alceste tries to treat her with respect, but telling her the truth, she...

Latest answer posted April 24, 2013 4:54 pm UTC

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Between the hatred of hyopcrisy and what Alceste sees as dishonesty on the one hand and the easygoing acceptance of feigning emotions that are not real expressed by Philinte on the other hand, it...

Latest answer posted July 15, 2013 6:59 am UTC

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In Moliere's The Misanthrope, the rationale behind the character of Alceste is to show how difficult it is to go "against the grain". In this case, a man with extremely high moral values as Alceste...

Latest answer posted April 28, 2013 2:14 am UTC

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The main reason why Alceste would want to marry a woman with as many flaws as Celimene is because, as it is seen toward the end of the play, Alceste ultimately understands that nobody, himself...

Latest answer posted April 28, 2013 3:58 pm UTC

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The argument between Alceste and Philinte in the opening scene of this play centres around what Alceste has just witnessed his friend doing, which was flattering somebody without really knowing...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2013 6:24 am UTC

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The attitude or philosophy of Alceste is more idealistic, although it may seem pessimistic. Alceste is highly critical of humanity because of their many obvious faults, whereas Philinte, his...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2013 12:19 pm UTC

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The similarities between these two characters lie in their attitude to honesty and their rejection of simulation and pretence. Both characters in these dramatic works refuse to take the easy option...

Latest answer posted July 9, 2013 6:35 am UTC

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I think that the premise of the Moliere drama as one where there is a critique offered of the social conventions of the day has a directly reflective effect regarding the absolutist ideas of Louis...

Latest answer posted November 17, 2014 11:53 pm UTC

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The two philosophies in this play relate to the way we react with those around us and are presented in the characters of the extreme Alceste, who believes we should conduct our relationsihps with...

Latest answer posted July 15, 2013 6:49 am UTC

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Arguably, the character of Alceste in Moliere's The Misanthrope may elicit more sympathy in the reader than the character of Nora in Ibsen's A Doll's House. The reason for this is that, although...

Latest answer posted April 26, 2013 4:41 pm UTC

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Whilst The Misanthrope and A Doll’s House are largely concerned with maintaining appearances in order to meet the required customs of their time, Alceste and Nora refuse to simply fit-in because it...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2013 5:48 am UTC

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It is very clear that in spite of the similarities between these two characters, the portrayal of Nora is definitely more sympathetic than that of Alceste. This is because Alceste is presented as...

Latest answer posted July 9, 2013 6:46 am UTC

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The first scene of this play makes it clear that Alceste despises social conventions because he feels that they cause men to be untruthful to each other and lack integrity. The conversation between...

Latest answer posted April 25, 2013 6:12 am UTC

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The similarities between Nora in A Doll's House and Alceste inThe Misanthrope can be categorized in the following three aspects: characters versus their society purpose versus misunderstanding...

Latest answer posted April 26, 2013 6:40 pm UTC

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To answer this question, one will have to do some research into Molière, his career as a playwright, his career as an actor, and the significance of his mustache. Before taking on the role of...

Latest answer posted March 9, 2021 7:22 pm UTC

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