Need online help Tartuffe: From what you know about the Jesuits and the Jansenists

When Moliere’s Tartuffe became popular, competing religious groups viewed in in very different ways; Jesuits thought it an attack against the Jansenists, while Jansenists were convinced that the Jesuits were the target of Moliere’s satire. The playwright, of course, did nothing to disabuse either group of their conflicting interpretations. From what you know about the Jesuits and the Jansenists, which group do you think Moliere was mocking? Is it possible that he was mocking both through different characters? Why do you think so? Support your arguments with details from the play.

Asked on 30.05.2017 in English Literature.
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