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L'École des Maris: the raisonneur as brother and sparring partner

Michael Hawcroft

in Molière: Reasoning With Fools

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199228836
eISBN:
9780191711251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228836.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter deals with Ariste in L'École des maris, the brother of the foolish protagonist Sganarelle. It argues that Ariste's role allows Molière to combine moral issues with farcical structures, ... More


Tartuffe: the raisonneur as brother‐in‐law and polemicist

Michael Hawcroft

in Molière: Reasoning With Fools

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199228836
eISBN:
9780191711251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228836.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter deals with Cléante in Tartuffe, brother-in-law of the foolish protagonist Orgon. The play famously treats Christianity and caused a furore. In this connection, the role of Cléante in ... More


Le Malade Imaginaire: the raisonneur as brother and impresario

Michael Hawcroft

in Molière: Reasoning With Fools

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199228836
eISBN:
9780191711251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228836.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter deals with Béralde in Le Malade Imaginaire, brother of the ridiculous hypochondriac Argan. Critics are divided over the extremely skeptical stance that Béralde adopts towards doctors and ... More


Court theater

Andrew Kahn, Mark Lipovetsky, Irina Reyfman, and Stephanie Sandler

in A History of Russian Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199663941
eISBN:
9780191770463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199663941.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter focuses on the creation of court theater under the reign of Tsar Aleksei. It looks at the forms of dramatic entertainment and considers some of the better-known repertory pieces. The ... More


Balance and Imbalance

Ellen Spolsky

in The Contracts of Fiction: Cognition, Culture, Community

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190232146
eISBN:
9780190232177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190232146.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, World Literature

In three revenge tragedies, The Spanish Tragedy, Titus Andronicus, and Hamlet, the body of the protagonist enacts the pain of moral imbalance. Each plot leads to tragedy because the violence does not ... More


Plotting Justice

Jennifer Harford Vargas

in Forms of Dictatorship: Power, Narrative, and Authoritarianism in the Latina/o Novel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190642853
eISBN:
9780190642884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190642853.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, World Literature

This chapter explores how the novel can plot out fantasies of justice, using Héctor Tobar’s novel The Tattooed Soldier to demonstrate how the novel can challenge mass impunity in the Americas. The ... More


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