Iscuss the way in which, Montesquieu encourages his readers to identify with or distance themselves from the characters in the Persian Letters”

Discuss the way in which, Montesquieu encourages his readers to identify with or distance themselves from the characters in the Persian Letters”. How does Montesquieu use oriental characters and themes to offer a critique of France? You may want to address the issue of tone (i.e. satire) and its relation to central themes (i.e. despotism, eroticism, desire, religion, autonomy and freedom, law and order, violence)