Tartuffe is one greatest classic plays, written by a master of comedy Molière in seventieth century. The comedy starts with introducing the audience Madame Pernelle, the mother of head of the house Orgon. She is shocked, because no one in the family listens to her valuable opinion. Madame calls her grandson a fool, and her granddaughter a little devil hiding behind a mask of a calm young lady. The whole family thinks that Tartuffe, the boarder, who was brought to the house by Orgon is a hypocrite and unrighteous man, but Madame Pernelle and Orgon are blinded by him and do not listen to anyone who thinks he is a liar.
Damis, son of Orgon, is concerned about the future of Valère and Mariane's marriage and asks Cléante to talk to Orgon about it. When Orgon comes home, he's more interested in Tartuffe, than in his wife's illness. He shocks everyone with his wish to ally with Tartuffe and decides that he and Mariane should get married. His daughter is terrified, he doesn't love the old hypocrite, she wants to be with Valère. But as a good daughter, Mariane has to obey her father's wish and do as she was told. Dorine is a housemaid, she is a strong young woman who is against that kind of injustice. So she is trying to convince Mariane that she has to show character and refuse this proposal. Valère is mad about the whole situation and has a fight with his fiancée. The girl is furious and she offers her beloved one to find a new fiancée . Dorine proves to be a wise woman and is able to make up the situation. She convinces young lovers to fight for their love.
Elmire, Orgon's wife, wants to help her daughter to have real happiness and she fools around with Tartuffe and makes him admit that he is in love with the lady of the house. She wants to blackmail Tartuffe and make him support Valère's marriage, but Damis, who was eavesdropping the conversation is furious and decides to tell his father everything. But the old man cannot judge anything fairly when it comes to Tartuffe. He throws his son out of the house and refuses to believe him. Also he grants Tartuffe the family' s house to make him stay.
Elmire decides to open her husband's eyes to the situation and hides him under the table in order to listen her conversation with Tartuffe. Only after that Orgon understands what was going on the whole time, he is furious and asks Tartuffe to leave his house. But the hypocrite owns the house now, and now Orgon and his family have to leave.
The last act reminds a tragedy more than a comedy. Orgon understands that it was a fault to give his friend's secret documents to Tartuffe and the house. The fraud comes to the house with a police officer and asks to arrest Orgon for helping a criminal and make him leave premises. Surprisingly, the officer arrests Tartuffe. The King was too wise to believe the hypocrite and he forgives Orgon for covering his friend. The only thing left is to bless Valère and Mariane's marriage.