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Harpagon est un vieillard odieux et avare. Avare jusqu’au sordide aussi. Paperback79 pages. Published December 1st by Cle Intl first published September 9th To see what your friends thought of this molierr, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about L’Avareplease sign up. Mona Aljilani yes and I prefer it in French. See 2 questions about L’Avare…. Lists with This Book. It was first performed laklmec September 9,in the theatre of the Palais-Royal in Paris. The aging but vital Harpagon is hoarding every centime he can get his hands on, making sure that his two children, the lakomeec Elise and the dandy Cleante, live under his iron will.
To complicate matters, Elise has fallen in love with the handsome Valere, who masquerades as a servant in the household, despite his noble birth, and, worse yet, Cleante and Harpagon are both smitten with the same woman, the beautiful, if somewhat dim, Marianne.
Meanwhile, scheming servants and assorted hustlers angle for Harpagon’s incredible wealth, much of which is now buried and protected by snarling Dobermans. Jan 19, Huda Aweys rated it it was laklmec Shelves: A lot exaggeration and Artificiality, But nice play: Harpagon the protagonist, who spends most of his time guarding his money and searching for ways to reduce or avoid paying household expenses. At the end of the play, he is more concerned with his mlliere than he is with the welfare of his children.
Against her wishes, Harpagon hopes to marry her to a wealthy man whom he choose Harpagon is unable to see in himself the shortcomings for which he blames others. Harpagon criticizes Jacques for always thinking of money. Harpagon, of course, is the one who is obsessed with money. Tell me, can you give us a good supper? Yes, if you give me plenty of money. I think laokmec have nothing else mopiere say except money, money, money! Always that same word in their mouth, money!
They always speak of money! It’s their pillow companion, money! Ama hasta derecede cimri. Dec 19, Hiba Arrame rated it really liked it Shelves: Una satira e un’ironia esilaranti! Nov 11, e. I strongly mpliere anyonewho is only beginning to read plays and has struggle understanding and enjoying their structure, to read this one. I laughed out loud at ti “What use will money be to us if it comes only when we are too old to enjoy it? I laughed out loud at times, laiomec of the witty dialogue and the hilarity of some particular events.
The humor was fantastic, and this is coming from a person, who rarely ever laughs while reading. However, it also brought to mind many more serious themes, the most obvious one being miserliness, in other words, greed and the consequences of it.
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Whilst, at times the way it was presented was downright hilarious – there were moments when it really did create a sense of disgust and weariness. An impressive insight into the lives of families at the time it was written, and the paranoia, isolation and madness such greed can cause. Jun 05, Alan rated it really liked it Shelves: Based on Plautus, this is one of five Moliere comedies I read in my rudimentary French but good Latin in grad school after one defeat or another.
As a whole, they cheered me so much I didn’t care what happened lakonec the grad classes. Oct 25, Tatiana Vila rated it liked it. Bon, qu’est-ce que je peux vous dire Unfortunately, the translation in this Kindle edition my copy is from Project Mkliere by Charles Heron Wall isn’t as good as the one I remember from years ago Richard Wilbur’s?
Even with these flaws, I still had fun reading moliers. The ending reminded me of something from a Shakespeare comedy “The Comedy of Errors” perhaps but I love the fact that Harpagon stays miserly to the end. View all 3 comments. Nov 16, Bogdan rated it really liked it Shelves: A very nice comedy that I enjoyed. Moliere was using a lot the models from his contemporary moliete, slightly exaggerated, to create vivid comedy plays.
It is likely that the same people that inspired him to create those plays were also amused when they saw them on stage. The reason I rated it 4 was because it is not as good as “The middle class gentleman”. My copy of this book is in Romanian.
How amusing they can be when you are not the one involved in them. A surprisingly light read. Must definitely write a thank you note to my wonderful friend who has yet again recommended a book I found myself enjoying.
Bezmerno me zabavila pomisao na to koliko Harpagona licno poznajem: There is only one thing I liked maybe even loved? Not surprising, because Harpagon is also the only interesting character. Not good, not bad, not in the gray area. They are just not ineresting, boring, dull.
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And that’s a problem when you are told the play is character driven. The convenient ending could have been done well; I love a mollere with the same “plot twist”.
However in this case it’s not co There is only one thing I liked maybe even loved? However in this case it’s not comedic, it’s only convenient.
Finished it only because it was the only book I had in the underground and it’s only 80 pages long. Jan 31, Adelle R. Everybody should read, at least, one play by Moliere. Jan 23, Alaide Mo rated it liked it Shelves: May 26, Nemanja rated it it was amazing Shelves: Iznenadjujuce zanimljivo i duhovito.
Avare, pingre, ladre, fesse-mathieu, quoi qu’on fasse et quoi qu’il arrive. Grandiose, sublime, fou d’avarice. Mais Harpagon n’en a cure. Il n’est pas susceptible.
Rien qu’avare, vous dis-je. Voire, et c’est mon point de vue, tout lamomec fouillis, ce cafouillis, ce brouhaha mopiere fait qu’affaiblir la puissance et la justesse de la satire. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Thirteen years as an itinerant actor helped to polish his comic abilities while he also began writing, combining Commedia dell’Arte elements with the more refined French comedy. This royal favour brought a royal pension to his troupe and the title “Troupe du Roi” The King’s Troupe.
Tartuffe ou molierd Tartuffe or the Hypocrite and its attack on religious hypocrisy roundly received condemnations from the Church while Don Juan was banned from performance. He finished the performance but collapsed again soon after, and died a few hours later. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
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