The Stendhalian hero : psychological, historical, and moral

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Roxanne Heffner Maffitt (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: This paper will be an examination of two of Stendhal's novels, Le Rouge et le noir and La Chartreuse de Parme, upon consideration of Stendhal's personal life and philosophy. I have relied principally on primary sources in my examination. Much of my analysis is devoted to the study of the relationship between Stendhal and his heroes, for much of Stendhal's art is his technique of transferring his own self-analysis to a fictional projection of himself as the Stendhalian hero. It is my feeling that in developing this technique, Stendhal wishes to explore three main concepts of the personality of his hero: the psychological, the historical, and the moral. These three concepts were of great importance to Stendhal's own life; and as a novelist, he examines how they have crystallized in himself and in the society in which he lived.

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Honors Project
Language: English
Date: 1964

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