Harpagon


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Related to Harpagon: Tartuffe, Moliere

Har´pa`gon

    (~gǒn)
n.1.A grappling iron.
References in classic literature ?
This was true; for old Featherstone had not been a Harpagon whose passions had all been devoured by the ever-lean and ever-hungry passion of saving, and who would drive a bargain with his undertaker beforehand.
The true Harpagons were always marked and exceptional characters; not so the worthy tax-payers, who, having once pinched from real necessity, retained even in the midst of their comfortable retirement, with their wallfruit and wine-bins, the habit of regarding life as an ingenious process of nibbling out one's livelihood without leaving any perceptible deficit, and who would have been as immediately prompted to give up a newly taxed luxury when they had had their clear five hundred a year, as when they had only five hundred pounds of capital.
In this play, the audience is introduced to Harpagon, an old man whose only concern in life is his cash.
Paranoid that everyone is out to steal his fortune, Jones' Harpagon goes to any length to protect his pennies.
Theatre The Miser Garrick Theatre, London GRIFF Rhys Jones' Harpagon takes pennypinching to obscene levels in Moliere's classic farce, stealing laughs at a rattling rate.
He was Alceste, the eloquent misanthrope, scourge of human folly and vanity; or Harpagon the petty, hard-hearted miser, keeper of coin, hypocrite and love's harshest enemy; or Argan the hypochondriac, medicine's valentine, the eternal invalid who would cough up tubercular bile out of a healthy lung; or Tartuffe, the imposter, liar, nimble diplomat, vulpine schemer.
However, if he simply has broadcast his selfishness one more time, he truly becomes Hollingsworth's as well as Westervelt's double, merely the old-school humorist in the sense of being the largest butt of ridicule, foolish in his ruling humor to the end, like Moliere's Harpagon.
Genitales: El proceso ventral del harpagon a todo lo largo bastante esclerosado; su primer tercio esta abombado y su ultimo tercio se dirige y acerca al proceso dorsal.
E-Squadron Maintenance: demonstrator of mechanics' future environment (reporting office and troubleshooting system) for improved aircraft diagnosis and prototype of the next version of Harpagon
No puede decirse del Don Juan sin embargo que sea la mejor obra de Moliere, calidad que Tartufo y El Avaro Harpagon le disputan a Alcestes El misantropo; y a todos acaso se atreva El burgues gentilhombre.
As it happens, the refinedT quietly commanding Blasko is also Harpagon in this season's other Moliere offering.
The reviews were quite positive, mostly about the performance of Toomas Tondu in the role of Harpagon.