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    Tartuffe is the story of a noble French family playing host to a charlatan, the titular Tartuffe. The play follows the conflicts within the family that arise over the father's devotion to Tartuffe, the priest's lust for the family's youngest daughter, and other facets of wealthy life and religious belief. The play toys with conventional ideas about religious morality, showing Tartuffe's false piety and the family's belief in his chicanery as stand-ins for corruption in the Roman Catholic Church and for the credulity of its members.