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The Misanthrope The Misanthrope Or Le Misanthrope Ou L Atrabilaire Amoureux Is A Comedy Of Manners In Five Acts And In VerseIt 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 OwnThis 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


10 thoughts on “The Misanthrope

  1. says:

    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 ve 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 Haller They might accept it until they find that special someone that dislikes that side of the world, too That What You too I thought that no one but myself moment Or they die alone, whatever comes first So, 17th century, today No matter the time or place, some people feel like outsiders, and that brings, inevitably, alienation That other people start to look at them like the personification of abnormality Like human beings that just hate humanity for the hell of it Like misanthropes And that is the word that led me to this book I wanted to read this one because I used to think I was one of them Back to the book It is an insightful play about the essence of human nature, our virtues and flaws Moli re brilliantly portrayed the hypocrisy of its time through Alceste, the protagonist A man with a profound existential conflict that fell in love with C lim ne, a 17th century French Holly Golightly Oh, yes, that can t go wrong, right I really enjoyed reading this book Funny stuff with actually some meaning.Oct 20, 14 Also on my blog


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    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 Prev 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 review Animalia a great alphabet bookNext review The Sleepwalkers A History of Man s Changing Vision of the UniversePrevious library review Le Cid CorneilleNext library review A Season in Hell


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    I am strongly moved to fly into some desert to avoid all approach of human creatures My thoughts exactly Moliere Never has a quote beenrelatable Moliere draws me in and actually makes me laugh out loud


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    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 , andWhy 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 , andEvery Scene, every Act, every word that came out of Alceste s mouth and a few other characters was amusing Perhaps I m not taking this in like others or reading this Play like how it s supposed to be read, but frankly, my dear, I don t give a damn I really want to see this play in action on Broadwayand done well.I definitely see myself reading this over and over again Act s III and V are my favourites Pre review Literally my expressions in order after finishing this.Short rambling to come when my cheeks stop hurting from laughing and smiling with amusement too much


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    A name can be a funny thing For years I couldn t bring myself to read something about a person who hated society, people or culture Sure I had heard that Moli re was a great French writer, but what did I know about his masterpiece R en Recently I just happened to see a favourable review by a Portuguese friend and I decided to take a chance Out of the chaos of a masked and fake society comes a pursuit of truth, peace and harmony Ah this is leading somewhere.If a society was so tainted by A name can be a funny thing For years I couldn t bring myself to read something about a person who hated society, people or culture Sure I had heard that Moli re was a great French writer, but what did I know about his masterpiece R en Recently I just happened to see a favourable review by a Portuguese friend and I decided to take a chance Out of the chaos of a masked and fake society comes a pursuit of truth, peace and harmony Ah this is leading somewhere.If a society was so tainted by corruption, social climbing and a pursuit of happiness by any means, one could, well, become disallusioned Perhaps even a misanthrope Throw in a love for a frivolous woman, set oneself against one of her lovers and work oneself through the in s and out s of language, and you would be fit to be tied Toss in 12 syllable Alexandrian verse and you are in for a pleasant, humorous romp in the fashions of 17th century France.I was taught Shakespeare in high school I wish we had been given Moli re as well Such grand fun


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    That was a pleasantly entertaining read Although I think I would have enjoyed itif I hadtime 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 th That was a pleasantly entertaining read Although I think I would have enjoyed itif I hadtime 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 affection at all points in the story mushed together Also, as you can see, Word decided I spelled everything wrong I did not, I promise These are the correct spellings.Note I would only waste my time doing this for you guys I hope you appreciate my manual labor In short, I would recommend It s philosophical and fun, so why not


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    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 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


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    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 lo 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 gossip and talking behind people s backs, is the one he is smitten with, and of course he hates her behavior as much as he hates his own feelings.End of spoilers Moliere s writing is darkly humoristic and delightful About esteem There s precious little satisfaction in the most glorious of reputations if you find you have to share it with the whole universe Esteem must be founded on some sort of preference Bestow it on everybody and it ceases to have any meaning at all AlcesteAbout friendship Indeed it is a profanation of the word to use it on every occasion AlcesteAbout authors The only people who can be excused for unleashing a bad book on the world are the poor devils who have to write for a living AlcesteAbout flattery Flatterers are always to blame for the vices which prevail among mankind Alceste Theyou love someone, the less you should flatter them The proof of true love is to be unsparing in fault finding AlcesteAbout men justifying their own love choices He counts her defects as perfections or finds flattering names for them If she s pale, it s the pale beauty of the jasmine flower She may be swarthy enough to frighten the horses, but for him she s an adorable brunette If she s thin, she s slender and graceful if fat, she has a queenly dignity if she neglects her appearance, slight though her attractions may be, she is said to have a careless beauty if she s tall, she ll have the majesty of a goddess if she s short, she s an abridged version of all the virtues under heaven If she s proud, her nature is regal If she s sly, she s clever If she s stupid, she s all heart If she talks all the time, she s cheerful If she never talks at all, she s proper and modest And so it is that the true and passionate lover worships the very faults of the woman he loves lianteAbout love and suffering When we suffer at the hands of the person we love, we make many a plan that we never carry out lianteAbout the purpose of virtue If all men were righteous, all hearts true and frank and loyal, what purpose would most of our virtues serve Their usefulness lies in enabling us to stay calm and bear the injustices others inflict upon us when we are in the right PhilinteThe only shortcoming, which unfortunately is rather prominent, is the somewhat weak ending Anyway, the play was interesting and the dialogue was acute I started to wonder how the world would be like if everyone was like Alceste What kind of society it would produce At first I thought what a wonderful thing No lies and no misconseptions But then with a flicker of irony I came to the realization What a horrible experience People are not ready They have too much evil and hurtful thoughts for them to be let loose without consideration They would kill each other in pure anger and contempt But it s a beautiful thought, the thought of honesty


  9. says:

    Read Acted in in college Only in class, but still fun.


  10. says:

    I liked it, but I wantedmisanthropy.


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