Date of Award
Master of Arts
Dr. Neil M. Larkin
Dr. Marsha L. Reisler
This paper is intended to associate several characters who exhibit various degrees of self-knowledge in the following tragedies: La Thébaide Ou Les Frères Ennemis , Alexandre Le Grand, Andromaque, Britannicus, and Bérénice. These plays were written at various stages of Racine 's literary career, and there is in them a reflection of his life and the mood of his creative endeavors.
Also included is an analysis intended to assimilate certain factors which can be used to gauge the presence or lack of self knowledge gained only through awareness and a great deal of struggle.
Cariens, Mary Louise O., "Self-knowledge : a true tragedy?" (1978). Master's Theses. 418.