Project Advisor(s)

Dr. Taddy Kalas

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Disciplines

Education | Other French and Francophone Language and Literature

Description, Abstract, or Artist's Statement

This paper discusses a comparative analysis of order and disorder with respect to captivity in the works of French playwright Jean Racine. It is argued that a sense of physical captivity enables the characters to better separate the parts of their psyche and therefore, display a greater sense of order. However, when the characters are subject to metaphysical captivity, the ID takes over the mind and life becomes disordered. The role of space, language, and religion is also examined at length.

Comments

This project is part of the French Senior Inquiry requirement for French majors.

Additional Files:

Racine Power Point Presentation .pptx (707 kB)

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A Comparative Analysis of Order and Disorder: Captivity’s Physical and Metaphysical Constructs in the Works of Jean Racine

This paper discusses a comparative analysis of order and disorder with respect to captivity in the works of French playwright Jean Racine. It is argued that a sense of physical captivity enables the characters to better separate the parts of their psyche and therefore, display a greater sense of order. However, when the characters are subject to metaphysical captivity, the ID takes over the mind and life becomes disordered. The role of space, language, and religion is also examined at length.