Section: Littérature

The 18th Century : the Age of Enlightenment

Introduction The 18th Century can be dubbed “the Age of Enlightenment” as it was marked by French philosophers such as Voltaire, Rousseau or Diderot (the Encyclopédie was published in 1761). The Enlightenment is characterized by the belief of natural goodness of man : man is perfectible, it is the idea of progress obtained through the […]

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Questions d’orthographe : écrit-on : “les pommes que j’ai mangées” ou “les pommes que j’ai mangé”?

applebookAujourd’hui, dans Questions d’orthographe, nous allons nous intéresser à l’accord du participe passé. L’accord correct C’est “les pommes que j’ai mangées“. La règle Cette phrase interroge sur l’accord du participe passé : Mini-rappel pour ceux à qui ce terme paraît flou : le participe passé est cette forme du verbe qui sert, à l’aide de […]

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Don Álvaro o la Fuerza del Sino por el Duque de Rivas

Autor y Obra Ángel de Saavedra, Duque de Rivas, nació en Córdoba el 10 de Marzo de 1791 y murió en Madrid el 22 de Junio de 1865. De familia aristocrática, recibió una vasta educación, con gran influencia de la cultura francesa, que motivó su gusto por la literatura y el dibujo. Poeta y autor […]

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Literatura Española

Exposiciones e informes Don Álvaro o la Fuerza del Sino por el Duque de Rivas Doña Inés (Historia de Amor) por José Martínez Ruiz [Azorín]

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A transformed vision of time in Regeneration

Introduction Space, setting, the interaction between landscape and mindscape and the curious similarities between outdoors places in Scotland and the landscape of the Flanders correspond to the writer’s intention of similarity: the characters are so obsessed by the war that they see it in Scotland. This obsession ultimately transforms their vision of time. I. The […]

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Landscape and mindscape in Regeneration

Study of a passage p.37-38: "he got off at the next stop […] whine of shells". This passage is not a dialogue. The narrator is telling us about Burns. Presence of realistic elements: stress on concrete details ("a tuft of grey wool"). Use of chronological order + realistic framework. Everything is seen through Burns’s subjectivity: […]

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Historical figures and fictional characters in Regeneration

How human beings presented in Regeneration are different from historical characters ? Paradoxically, several characters had real historical existence and yet, there is no difference between those who really existed and those invented: it seems that they are on the same level. The major difference lays in characterization, i.e. the ways in which human beings […]

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First dialogue between Rivers and Sassoon in Regeneration

Study of the passage p11-12: from "What kind of questions did they ask.." to "with quite a bit of his leg left inside". This is the first real dialogue between Rivers and Sassoon. Sassoon is presented as shell-shocked. This passage is composed of a dialogue and 12 lines of narrative. Most of the narrative comments […]

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