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Il rinoceronte

The American scholar Anne Quinney argues that the play, while obviously not based on real rinlceronte, was runoceronte, and reflected Ionesco’s own youth in Romania. They start to have lunch, but are interrupted by a crumbling wall outside. But at a certain moment, the left was no longer the left, at a certain moment the left become a right of horror, a right of terror and that’s what I was denouncing, the terror.

Le Rhinoceros 1 3 Ionedco 16, If only it happened somewhere else, in some other country, and we’d just rinocerotne about it in the papers, one could discuss it quietly, examine the question rioceronte all points of view and come to an objective conclusion.

But then the second half started and I was bored to tears. Ionesco wrote during his youth, he had the “strange responsibility” of being himself, feeling like the last metaphorical human being in Romania as: Romania had a very large intelligentsia relative to its share of the population with 2. Daisy comes over with a basket of food. Mike Uhland rated ionescl it was ok Feb 16, Katie rated it it was ok Jun 18, Even before the Great Depression, Romania’s universities were turning out far more graduates than there were jobs for, and a mood of rage, desperation and frustration prevailed on campuses as it was apparent to most Romanian students that the middle class jobs that they were hoping for after graduation did not exist.

I was simply reading because it was assigned.


Paul rated it it was ok Oct 31, She comes to believe the rhinoceroses are in the right they are truly passionate. You could no longer talk intelligently with him for he was not a rational human being”. Towards the end, it was only three or four of us who resisted.

Rhinoceros (play) – Wikipedia

I got the play and the metapho Maybe it was the version I saw, but this play bored me. It happened to my friends. At the office, an argument has broken out between the sensitive and logical Dudard and the violent, temperamental Botard; Who does not believe a rhinoceros could actually appear in France despite all the claims by eyewitnesses.

Botard professes himself to be the champion of progressive values, saying about the debate in regards to the debate over the superiority of African vs. Ivan Kormendi rated it it was ok Dec 09, Views Read Edit View history. February Learn how and when to remove this template message. A recurring claim of the Romanian radical right was that most Romanian Jews were illegal immigrants or had obtained Rinoceronge citizenship fraudulently.

Dudard’s statements recall those feelings of the French who were initially shocked to see German soldiers, policemen and the SS marching around their cities and towns inbut swiftly learned that if offered no resistance, the Germans would usually leave them alone to live their lives provided that they were not Jewish.

PaperbackCollezione di teatropages. The beginning of a mass movement is seen on stage. Papillon turning into a rhino and the Logician.

Il Rinoceronte

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Valentin Eni rated it it was ok Feb 15, Most notably, Botard is unable to accept the fact of rhinoceritis despite overwhelming evidence of its existence. In interwar Romania, the most virulent and violent antisemitic movement was the fascist Iron Guard founded in by Corneliu Zelea Codreanu.

Ionesco also intended Rhinoceros as a satire of French behavior under the German occupation of Refresh and try again. The lead character Berenger was lackluster in my opinion- he allowed his friends to rudely talk about him and his vices, allowed himself to never fight for the girl he liked, and only finally took a feeble stand against the wave of rhinos at the very end.


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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Berenger laments Dudard’s demise, and Daisy reminds Berenger that they have no right to interfere in other’s lives.

Ionesco intended the character of Jean, an ambitious functionary whose careerism robs him of the ability to think critically, to be a satirical portrayal of the French civil servants who served the Vichy government. Based on this way of thinking as taught by the logician, the character of the old man is able to conclude that his dog is in fact a cat, leading him to proclaim: In Ionesco’s “Rhinoceros”, a small French town is invaded by Rhinos!

Maybe it ionecso the version I saw, but this play bored me. In the increasing antisemitic atmosphere of Romania in the interwar period, being even partly ethnically Jewish was enough to put Ionesco in danger.

The use of allegory and hyperbole were strong, creating an interesting plot, but ionezco dry writing took away from the exciting ideas behind the story. You discovered a disease of the 20th century, which could be called after my famous play, rhinoceritis. When I was reading it, I never rrinoceronte any strong emotions- I never felt any fear, love, disgust, or the like. Daisy has called the firemen and one by one the office-workers escape through a finoceronte out the office.