Les Eléments mythiques Dans La Chartreuse de Parme De Stendhal

Type de document : Original Article


1 Professeur, U. Shahid Chamran

2 M.A. ès-Lettres


Mythical Elements in La Chartreuse de Parme by Stendhal     Hassan Foroughi   Full Professor, University of Shahid Chamran   Foroughi_h@hotmail.com   Neda Baharan , M.A. in French Language and Literature   baharan_neda@yahoo.fr     ( Received : 06.08.2008, Accepted: 30.09.2008 )   Abstract   Stendhal, along with Balzac, Flaubert, and Zola, is undoubtedly one of the greatest writers in the 19th C, France. La Chartreuse de Parme as well as the Le Rouge et Le Noir are among his best works. In this paper, we have tried to study the elements of story in the novel La Chartreuse de Parme through a mythical perspective, because there are strong traces of mythology in this novel. In this regard and in order to pin point the mythical elements in this novel, such elements as time, place, and story figures have been studied. Following a brief survey of myths and mythology, and based on ancient Greek and Roman myths as well as the extant myths in French literature, we have tried to demonstrate that places mentioned in the story, as well as the historical time fame, are mythical. And the novel’s hero has also mythical characteristics.     Key words: Stendhal, La Chartreuse de Parme, myth, time, place, personage

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