IJELC

 International Journal of English Literature and Culture
 

International Journal of English Literature and Culture

Vol. 2(7), pp. 112-120, July, 2014

ISSN: 2360-7831

DOI: 10.14662/IJELC2014.043

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Re-interpreting Ibsen and Echegaray: A Comparative Study

 

Amir Hossain

 

Senior Lecturer, Department of English, IBAIS University, Dhaka-1230, BD. E-mail: amir.ju09@yahoo.com,

amir.hossain.16578@gmail.com.   Mobile: +8801915908306

 

Accepted 23 July 2014

Abstract

The central aim of this paper is to examine the bitter experiences of Ibsenís and Echegarayís childhood, parental professions, economic hurdles and crises. Both Ibsen and Echegaray suffered initial setbacks and disappointment during their artistic career. Here, the focus is on literary criticism and its impact on their dramatic arts with a view to fostering out their traumatic experiences, feministic message, symbolism, romanticism, social realism, destiny, obsolete thoughts, and dogmatic faith through the art of characterizations. The study will also demonstrate that while Echegaray was known as Spanish politician, writer, and mathematician, the leading dramatist of the last quarter of the 19th century, Echegaray was, by temperament, a romantic that was embedded in Ibsenís dramatic arts, the romantic at heart, an opening of new and wide horizons. Ibsen, a seeker of knowledge, always meditated himself to develop his dramatic psychology. In this paper, hereditary disease also plays an important role in Ibsenís Ghosts, and Hedda Gabler and Echegarayís Las Malas Herenclas and El hijo de Don Juan. This study showcases that Echegaray was renewed by the reading of Ibsen, since his social and realistic problems took a different breadth and scope; his dramatic career attained great success when his mighty river bed was deepened with the dark waters of the North by his acquaintance with Ibsen.

KeyWords: Destiny, dogmatic faith, Echegaray, feminism, hereditary disease, Ibsen, obsolete thoughts, realism and trauma.



 

 

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