Discussion questions – Tartuffe: How does Tartuffe fit in the context of what was going on in France
Molière was writing during the French Renaissance, when major discoveries were made by Galileo and Newton that would become the foundation for modern science; when modern philosophy and the concept of international law were introduced; and when
European countries such as France, Spain, England and Portugal were competing with one another for wealth and power in the colonization of America and
Asia. How does Tartuffe fit in the context of what was going on in France at that time? How is it a product of its time?