L’avare Summary

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L’AVARE, a French comic drama in prose by Moliere, first produced in 1668. The play shows Moliere’s genius for combining satire, humor, and romantic interest.
L'avare
L’avare (The Miser) is set in 17th-century Paris. Harpagon tries to prevent his daughter Elise and his son Cleante from marrying the humble lovers they have chosen. Instead, he hopes to marry Elise to a wealthy older man, and himself to wed Cleante’s beloved, Mariane. However, Harpagon’s plan is foiled because his fear of losing money makes him easy to manipulate.






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