What effect does the integration of the subplot have on the major plot?


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Some theorists assume that the subplot of Marianne's fate was not in the original. But, if Tartuffe were in fact a priest, Orgon's plan to give Tartuffe his daughter's hand would have been truly shocking since priests were not supposed to marry and may have justified the interdict. The prohibition may have been more a matter of domestic tranquility. The queen and the queen-mother, both Spaniards and devout Catholics, may have taken offense at something in the first version, and urged Louis to ban it.