Gorboduc; Or, Ferrex and Porrex Volume 5-6

Gorboduc; Or, Ferrex and Porrex Volume 5-6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...pour etre une force et un example. Le jour ou j'aurais trouve cet homme, tant mieux s'il est de ma caste mais peu importe s'il n'en est pas, je l'epouserail Car l'important, ce n'est pas d'etre riche, noble; c'est d'etre heureux."28 This is clearly a revolt against the conventional marriage in favor of one in which love plays a large part. In Denise we find two points of view. That of Fernand, the young Don Juan and fortunehunter, is that there is no such thing as real love, that marriages are made out of curiosity or from some sordid motive. That of Thouvenin, the reasoner and representative of the author, is filled with a lofty idealism, including the idea of loving only one woman, and being strictly continent till she is found and wedded." Marthe, Andre's younger sister, says some very radical things about marriage: "Celui des deux qui a de l'argent, dans le mariage, partage avec celui qui n'en a pas: rien de plus juste. L'argent ne doit jamais etre mele a un engagement de notre coeur."80 In Francillon another young girl, Annette, and Henri, the ideal character of the play, have an interesting discussion on marriage. Annette wants to find love a la Romeo and Juliette or Paul and Virginia. Henri reminds her that they are not living in the sixteenth century or in the I le de France. Then he advises her not to marry unless she is willing to "ne pas demander a l'amour plus qu'il ne peut donner. Demande-lui, par le mariage, le moyen d'accomplir ta destinee naturelle, et s'il t'apporte la maternite, tienstoi pour satisfaite: sois indulgente a...show more

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  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 340g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236807898
  • 9781236807892