Mariane Quotes in Tartuffe
Dorine: Faced with a fate so hideous and absurd,
Can you not utter one dissenting word?
Mariane: What good would it do? A father’s power is great.
Sir, by that Heaven which sees me here distressed,
And by whatever else can move your breast,
Do not employ a father’s power, I pray you,
To crush my heart and force it to obey you,
Nor by your harsh commands oppress me so
That I’ll begrudge the duty which I owe—
And do not so embitter and enslave me
That I shall hate the very life you gave me.