The Misanthrope

The Misanthrope The Misanthrope or Le Misanthrope ou l Atrabilaire amoureux is a comedy of manners in five acts and in verse It is one of the best of Moli re s plays and one of the greatest of all comedies spotlighti
  • Title: The Misanthrope
  • Author: Molière
  • ISBN: 9780486270654
  • Page: 385
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Misanthrope
    The Misanthrope or Le Misanthrope ou l Atrabilaire amoureux is a comedy of manners in five acts and in verse.It is one of the best of Moli re s plays and one of the greatest of all comedies spotlighting the absurdities of social and literary pretension, focusing on a man who is quick to criticize the faults of others, yet remains blind to his own.This play satirizes thThe Misanthrope or Le Misanthrope ou l Atrabilaire amoureux is a comedy of manners in five acts and in verse.It is one of the best of Moli re s plays and one of the greatest of all comedies spotlighting the absurdities of social and literary pretension, focusing on a man who is quick to criticize the faults of others, yet remains blind to his own.This play satirizes the hypocrisies of French aristocratic society, but it also engages a serious tone when pointing out the flaws, which all humans possess The play differs from other farces at the time by employing dynamic characters like Alceste and C lim ne as opposed to the traditionally flat characters used by most satirists to criticize problems in society It also differs from most of Moli re s other works by focusing on character development and nuances than on plot progression The play, though not a commercial success in its time, survives as Moli re s best known work today Much of its universal appeal is due to common undercurrents of misanthropy across cultural borders.
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    The Misanthrope Study Guide SparkNotes The Misanthrope is a comedy of manners by Molire that was first performed in Summary Read a Plot Overview of the entire play or a scene by scene Summary and Analysis. The Misanthrope by Molire The Misanthrope or Le Misanthrope ou l Atrabilaire amoureux is a comedy of manners in five acts and in verse It is one of the best of Molire s plays and one of the greatest of all comedies spotlighting the absurdities of social and literary pretension, focusing on a man who is quick to criticize the faults of others, yet remains blind to his own. The Misanthrope Plot Overview SparkNotes The Misanthrope Alceste, a French aristocrat, raves to his friend Philinte about the corruption of French society Alceste identifies hypocrisy as one of mankind s worst flaws Despite Philinte s objections, The Misanthrope Dover Thrift Editions Feb , One of the best of his plays and one of the greatest of all comedies is The Misanthrope, first performed in , when the King of France himself had assumed patronage of Molire s company, and the actor playwright was at the height of his career. The Misanthrope CliffsNotes Play Summary Alceste, the misanthrope, explains to Philinte that he hates mankind because there is so much hypocrisy, deceit, and false flattery in the world that he can t find a man who will speak the truth openly He asserts that all people should be completely frank and honest with one another. The Misanthrope Broadway Play Revival IBDB The Misanthrope Revival, Play, Comedy, Broadway opened in New York City Mar , and played through May , The official database for Broadway theatre information The Misanthrope The Misanthrope Bruegel The Misanthrope Molire Wikisource, the free online The Misanthrope s Guide to Life Go Away Rowland As a true misanthrope, someone who has trouble finding the desire to be around people to exist in the world in general , due to the ludicrous nature of humanity, I found this book to be a slap in the face.

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    Jean Baptiste Poquelin, also known by his stage name, Moli re, was a French playwright and actor who is considered one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature Among Moli re s best known dramas are Le Misanthrope, The Misanthrope , L Ecole des femmes The School for Wives , Tartuffe ou l Imposteur, Tartuffe or the Hypocrite , L Avare ou l cole du mensonge The Miser , Le Malade imaginaire The Imaginary Invalid , and Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme The Bourgeois Gentleman.From a prosperous family and having studied at the Jesuit Clermont College now Lyc e Louis le Grand , Moli re was well suited to begin a life in the theatre Thirteen years as an itinerant actor helped to polish his comic abilities while he also began writing, combining Commedia dell Arte elements with the refined French comedy.Through the patronage of a few aristocrats including the brother of Louis XIV, Moli re procured a command performance before the King at the Louvre Performing a classic play by Pierre Corneille and a farce of his own, Le Docteur amoureux The Doctor in Love , Moli re was granted the use of Salle du Petit Bourbon at the Louvre, a spacious room appointed for theatrical performances Later, Moli re was granted the use of the Palais Royal In both locations he found success among the Parisians with plays such as Les Pr cieuses ridicules The Affected Ladies , L cole des maris The School for Husbands and L cole des femmes The School for Wives This royal favour brought a royal pension to his troupe and the title Troupe du Roi The King s Troupe Moli re continued as the official author of court entertainments.Though he received the adulation of the court and Parisians, Moli re s satires attracted criticisms from moralists and the Church Tartuffe ou l Imposteur Tartuffe or the Hypocrite and its attack on religious hypocrisy roundly received condemnations from the Church while Don Juan was banned from performance Moli re s hard work in so many theatrical capacities began to take its toll on his health and, by 1667, he was forced to take a break from the stage In 1673, during a production of his final play, Le Malade imaginaire The Imaginary Invalid , Moli re, who suffered from pulmonary tuberculosis, was seized by a coughing fit and a haemorrhage while playing the hypochondriac Argan He finished the performance but collapsed again and died a few hours later In his time in Paris, Moli re had completely reformed French comedy.

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  • This play was written in the 17th century and it is so contemporary, because of that feeling of rejection towards society and almost everything that surrounds it And the subsequent isolation that the person feels, of course It happens all the time People who are sick of other people but then, they can t stand that deep loneliness they find They were never ready for it, and they end up believing they are indeed cursed or something and kind of give up, accepting that miserable existence very Harry [...]


  • lovers always brag about their dear Their passion never sees a thing to blame,And everything is lovely in their flame They find perfection in her every flaw,And speak of her with euphemistic awe.The tireless talker s charmingly vivacious,The mute girl modest, womanly, and gracious.Thus every man who loves beyond compareLoves even the defects of his lady fair If only I could read it in the French,This player s words would seem not such a wrench .Previous review On Foot in the Grand CanyonRandom r [...]


  • Je n avais plus lu Moli re depuis le coll ge Quelle erreur Cette pi ce crite en 1666 nous place Paris dans l ambiance des salons parisiens, o la noblesse se retrouve pour se livrer ses activit s favorites la conversation, l amour et le d nigrement Le h ros, Alceste le fort, en grec , semble avoir t jet la veille dans ce milieu tant il y d tonne dot d une sensibilit fleur de peau, il ne peut souffrir d tre le t moin des caresses hypocrites que toute cette soci t polic e se prodigue sans tre enfla [...]


  • As Estrelas Nascem do CaosSe a humanidade, de repente e sem aviso pr vio, desatasse a dizer apenas a Verdade e nada mais que a Verdade, que efeitos sociais surtiria Ser esse o caminho para a paz generalizada Ou um rastilho para um conflito ca tico Nesta pe a sat rica, por interm dio das vozes de Alceste e Philinte, a Honestidade Radical confrontada com a Hipocrisia Social Alceste defende a Verdade Absoluta Incondicional Custe o que custar , doa a quem doer , a Verdade tem que ser proferida.Phili [...]


  • Why has it taken me so long to read this What entertainment Hilarious, dramatic entertainment I m sorry I m gushing a little too much, but I was not expecting this to be so funny and good After watching Alceste Bicyclette thank you again to a classmate of mine from French for the recommendation , I planned on reading The Misanthrope and Moli re s other works I m delighted that I did Every time I thought things were going to calm down with its dramatics, it kept escalating , and , and Every Scen [...]


  • That was a pleasantly entertaining read Although I think I would have enjoyed it if I had time to really read and comprehend instead of plowing through each act in less than two days plus a billion other assignments Dear French professor,Thank you.Sincerely,Sincerely UngratefulSo I think the silliest part was the wacky love polygon, or as I mentioned in a status update, love mashed potatoes I used Microsoft Word to create a diagram that shows you all the people and the target s of their affect [...]


  • My God Why is this happening to me Another unfortunate read A disappointing play It s title The Misanthrope is impressing, but the content is not that good The main idea is a cliche love is blind, and the one who loves gets manipulated very often Nothing new I hoped that my first encounter with Moliere the Shakespeare of France would be better than this, but this is life shit just happens


  • The philosopher and the aristocratic woman25 March 2013 One of the things that I like about reading plays is that they tend to be short and are easy to get through in a short amount of time However the problem I have is that since they tend to be written so as to be performed on stage in the same way that poetry is generally written to be read aloud it makes it difficult to actually follow what is happening With regards to many of Shakespeare s plays this is not a problem because you can find mo [...]


  • Moli re, or Jean Baptiste Poquelin, satirizes french 17th century social hypocrisy The main character despises all forms of false, insincere remarks and thinks people s pride should be about honesty and not good behavior and proper welcome The comical situations that arises are a consequence of such an opinion He gets into trouble for being truthfully honest, which border on rudeness and earn him enemies Spoilers The funniest thing is that the woman who might be the worst of them all, who loves [...]




  • En fait, je serai assez bref dans cette critique, car je crois que la raison pour laquelle le misanthrope est fantastique, magnifique, sublime, d licieux est assez simple En une phrase, la qualit de l oeuvre se trouve dans la forme, le fond devient secondaire, peu important, compl tement au service de la forme Autrement dit, la qualit de l oeuvre se trouve dans la mani re que Moli re a d agencer les mots afin de cr er un effet chez le lecteur qu on peut qualifier par le signe beaut L histoire e [...]


  • This play, first presented in 1666, was not initially well received by its audience which felt that it was too gloomy and intellectually challenging It is in fact thought provoking as well as being timeless in the issues it raises, dealing with honesty and integrity vs social politeness and expediency The plot is simple and without much nuance, pitting the rather austere and rigid honesty of Alceste against the accommodating and flexible social interactions of his sometime friend Philinte Alces [...]


  • Rating 2 starsYet again, I had to read this for school.A couple of months ago, I read my first Moli re book ever, which was L cole des Femmes It was better than what I expected so I had high expectations for this one Unfortunately, I didn t found it as good.The thing I liked the most in L cole des Femmes was the plot twist and sadly, there was none in this one Or at least, I didn t found one That s the main reason why I gave it three stars.I love how it is written, Moli re is really a genius in [...]


  • I have a hard time rating books or plays when I want to throttle the characters near to death I know that this means the author did an amazing job capturing the hypocrisy of the characters However, maybe he did too good a job if the characters of Alceste and Celimene are able to make me so angry it spills over toward the work I think the character of Alceste reminds me of how I acted when I was in high school and that I was cool to be sarcastic and find fault with movies or books, rather than to [...]


  • I hate this book for the same reason I hate most Woody Allen movies and mid century coming of age stories written by men The main character is just the author inserting himself into a story where he is absolutely insufferable but all these women are in love with him There s no real plot, just a strange movement in and out of different apartments where the characters have conversations I couldn t begin to care about Rousseau said in a letter that Alceste should be played not as a clown but as a h [...]


  • From BBC Radio 3 Drama on 3How to lose friends and infuriate people a mockery of manners and morals set amid 17th century French aristocracy Disgusted with French society, where powdered fops gossip in code and bejewelled coquettes whisper behind fans, poet Alceste embarks on a one man crusade against fakery, frippery and forked tongues But could the woman he adores be the worst culprit of them all And in this rarefied world will his revolution prove merely revolting


  • Wie immer lustig der Moli re, hat mir sehr gut gefallen, nicht das gleiche Schema witziger Diener, Tochter will nicht den Ausgew hlten heiraten wie bei den bisherigen St cken, die ich schon gelesen habe Aber muss schon sagen, erst auf der B hne vorgetragen entfaltet sich erst wirklich die Klasse der Dialoge.



  • Truly timeless Alceste s infatuation with Celimene is quite hilarious Yet, I cannot help but feel pity for him Such an idealistic view is sure to come at odds with the world at large Deep down he hopes still that humanity will give up its lies, superficiality, and niceties , which is why he plainly makes it clear to all around him I know Celimene is not a paragon of virtue However, I actually liked her She sure has some spunk, wit, and vigor For all his bluntness, Alceste s views have truth to t [...]


  • I tend to side with critics who deem this play a comedy rather than a tragicomedy Moli re refused to conform with the traditional comedic structure of his time, and ended his play by ending the relationship of the central couple and I m thankful for that Alceste s exhausting, relentless railing of mankind s hypocrisy and feigned sincerity is juxtaposed with C lim ne s desperate attachment to a society of individuals she finds repulsive where knowing the right person is important only to create [...]


  • Another funny, witty play by Moliere I actually preferred Tartuffe, but this was very good, too The characters could have been written today, even though they first appeared on stage in 1666 I am becoming a huge fan of Moliere.


  • The Misanthrope it is said is one of Moli re s best known works, and as this is the fourth Moli re play that I ve read, I find that a shame, as I found Tartuffe and The School for Wives both superior to this work Unfortunately, best known does not always mean the best developed or the smartest we could point just as well here to the well knownness of Marx s The Communist Manifesto as well, his most famous but perhaps least developed work These two examples are both excellent works in their own r [...]


  • My first Moliere and what I wanted to know was can a play written by a Frenchman in 1666 amuse an American 350 years later In other words is this comedy written in such a different place and time it might as well be another planet still funny I m happy to say the answer is Mais oui This book made me laugh out loud several times I loved Alceste s bitter but witty rants about how horrible everybody he knows is His review of a rival s sonnet is so scathing he lands in court But gentlemen, I cannot [...]


  • French philosopher, Jean Jacques Rousseau, claimed this was Moliere s best work Can easily see why coz of the irony, climax and comedic situations resulting from the characters moral shortcomings On top of that, lots of witty dialogue Apart from the witty dialogue, there are quotes worth citing, Let us torment ourselves a little less about the vices of our age, and be a little lenient to human nature Let us not scrutinize it with the utmost severity, but look with some indulgence at its failing [...]


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  • The main reason why I liked this play is that I can relate to it, and it is really funny xD This comedy of manner takes place in France the 17th century while im here, KSA, the 21st century.I also love the way the characters are presented and may I announce my latest OTP Alceste and Philinte 3


  • I m not quite sure why this is a comedy I didn t really laugh at all and the ending wasn t exactly happy b I enjoyed the play but not much happened so I can t give it than 2 stars.


  • et Boileau crira propos du Moli re des Fourberies de Scapin, je ne reconnais plus l auteur du Misanthrope Me too buhro.


  • I didn t really like this translation It s just a little too ironic for my taste I find all of this wink wink winking to the audience a bit annoying.


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