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Notably, the more Jean rants about “natural laws” trumping all, the more he transforms into a rhinoceros.

Articles containing French-language text All articles that may contain original research Articles that may contain original research from October Articles that may contain original research from February Commons category link is on Wikidata. Katie rated it it was ok Jun 18, Dudard leaves; he wants to experience the epidemic first-hand. The play starts in the town square of a small provincial French village.

John Schmedes rated it it was ok Sep 20, This section possibly contains original research. Published by Einaudi first published Humanity is besieged by certain diseases, physiologically and organically, but the spirit too is periodically besieged by certain diseases.

Il rinoceronte

They attempt, albeit briefly, to have a normal life amongst the rhinoceroses. Ionesco created the character of Botard as a caricature of French Communist intellectuals who managed to ignore overwhelming evidence of Stalin’s terror and proclaimed the Soviet Union to be the “Worker’s Paradise, rincoeronte any evidence to the contrary as mere anti-Soviet propaganda.

To view it, click here. The British historian Ian Ousby wrote:. The beginning of a mass movement is seen on stage.

Outer Critics Circle Award. E’il ritorno alla pantomima, ai valori didascalici e parodistici della pantomima e qui Ionesco – sembra impossibile – si incontra con Brecht’.

The scenes look not just unreal, but almost deliberately surreal, as if the unexpected conjunction of German and French, Rinnoceronte and German, was the result of a Dada prank and not the sober ionrsco of history. Lines such as these show that Ionesco also created the character of Jean as a satire of the Iron Guard, which attacked all the humanist values of the ionezco West as “Jewish inventions” designed to destroy Romania, and claimed that there was a “natural law” in which “true” Romanians would discover their “primal energy” as the purest segment of the “Latin race” and assert their superiority over the “lower races”.


The green skin of the rhinoceros recalled not rimoceronte the green uniforms of the Iron Guard, but also the green uniforms of the Ordnungspolizei who enforced German power in France during the occupation. In interwar Romania, Jews played much the same role as Greeks and Armenians did in the Ottoman Empire and the ethnic Chinese minorities do in modern Malaysia and Indonesia, namely a commercially successful minority much resented for their success.

Le Rhinoceros 1 3 May 16, Below are spoilers, so read on only if you dare! Maybe I’d appreciate more as a more mature adult. If you leave them alone, they just ignore you. Dudard’s statements recall those ip 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 ioensco that they were not Jewish.

He returns to the mirror, face-to-face with his fate and breaks down as he struggles to accept the place he has given himself. PaperbackCollezione di teatropages. Views Read Edit View history.

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I got the play and the metaphor is rinocwronte interesting but I feel the play is better to be studied rather than put on stage. At various points in the play, Jean shouts out such lines as “We need to go beyond moral standards! Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Most notably, Botard is unable to accept the fact of rhinoceritis despite overwhelming evidence of its existence.

It was not easy The Legion’s call to end the “Jewish rlnoceronte of Romania by expelling all the Jews, whom the Legion claimed were all illegal immigrants from Poland, and confiscate their assets so that Christian Rinocerontee could rise up to the middle class, was very attractive to many university students. You could no longer talk intelligently with him for he was not a rational human being”. Retrieved from ” https: Or rather I was. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Rhinoceros play.


I would rate this book 2 out of 5 stars. In the first act, the ilnesco of the logician says: During the Occupation, the French applied nicknames to the Germans that often used the word vertcalling the Germans haricots verts green beansrinocerontw verts green locustsand race verte green race.

Jean is initially staunchly against the rhinos, but gradually grows lenient. Donc Socrate est un chat. The two friends begin to argue again, first about the ionssco of people actually turning into rhinos and then about the morality of the transformations.

To be honest, I was disappointed: In the 19th century, the newly independent Romanian state proved very reluctant to grant citizenship to Romania’s Jews, and a volatile atmosphere of antisemitism flourished with many intellectuals like A.

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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 Rinoferonte civil servants who served the Vichy government.

For an example, Botard dismisses rhinoceritis as: The use of allegory and hyperbole were strong, creating an interesting plot, but the dry writing took away from the exciting ideas behind the story.

Dalla Prefazione di Roberto De Monticelli University professors, students, intellectuals were turning Nazi, becoming Iron Guards one after another. Akash Bhattacharya rated it it was ok Oct 02, This shock is merely a distant echo of what the French underwent in In the increasing antisemitic atmosphere of Romania in the interwar period, being even partly ethnically Jewish was enough to put Ionesco in danger.

Alone, he finds himself in the wrong and attempts to change into a rhinoceros.