Cléante - This character is often the voice of reason in the play and points out that there are many pious people who live moral lives without making a public display of their piety.
Damis - This character often reacts impulsively and threatens violence on several occasions.
Dorine - This character has a very strong personality and is never afraid to speak out against anyone else with whom she disagrees.
Elmire - This character helps in the scheme to out another character as a traitor through an act of physical passion.
Flipote - This character never speaks in the play and is often abused both physically and verbally.
A Gentleman of the King's Guard - This character comes to the family's house and takes a character away at the end of the play.
The King - This character plays an important role offstage and is the...
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