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Fallen Nature, Fallen SelvesEarly Modern French Thought II$
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Michael Moriarty

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199291038

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291038.001.0001

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Literary Explorations

Literary Explorations

(p.288) 7 Literary Explorations
Fallen Nature, Fallen Selves

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Interest in problems of self-knowledge and self-deception is not confined to philosophers and theologians. It is exploited by dramatists for comic effect (Corneille and Molière). But confusion as to one’s motives is also found in characters in tragedy (Corneille and Racine) and in serious fiction (Lafayette’s La Princesse de Clèves). Different forms of this confusion are analysed.

Keywords:   self-knowledge, self-deception, comedy, tragedy, Corneille, Molière, Racine, Lafayette

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