Tartuffe

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Tartuffe Act 5, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
Damis returns to his father’s side, begging to be allowed to kill Tartuffe for Orgon’s sake. Cléante scolds him as well, telling his young nephew that he, like his father, must learn moderation.
Like father like son—Damis, like Orgon, immediately jumps to the most dramatic (and probably disastrous) course of action.
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