A study of the notion of friendship as illustrated in selected tragedies by Racine. Although generally subordinated to love in analysis of Racine, friendship plays an important part in many of the networks of relationships portrayed, and is analysed here in relation to contemporary definitions of relevant terms. Particular attention is paid to situations in which friends contribute to a tragic outcome by failing to challenge (rather than faithfully supporting) the tragic protagonists.
|Translated title of the contribution||‘Amy, qu’oses-tu dire?’ Friendship, support and challenge in Racinian tragedy|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Seventeenth-Century French Studies|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
- Racine, Friendship