Poétique de la réception du personnage chez Saramago : analyse de L'Évangile selon Jésus-Christ au regard de ses divers effets de lecture

Authors: Chevallier Cosenza, Bárbara
Advisor: Kègle, Christiane
Abstract: This work focuses on the reception of biblical characters by the readers of the novel The Gospel According to Jesus Christ, written by the Portuguese author José Saramago. Firstly, this study extracts elements from the novel’s universe, from which readers perceive the characters. In fact, such universe integrates a tridimensional world, mixing myth, fiction and History. Secondly, the status and the sense of narrative figures are analyzed through a character approach based on reading effects. In this sense, Vincent Jouve’s theories from ‘L’effet-personnage dans le roman’ [The character-effect in the novel] and the different representations of novel and biblical characters from the New Testament are also compared. In this way, this work demonstrates several mechanisms that demystify the characters, due to their humanization. The present study also investigates a complex axiological system that aims, if not at readers’ subversion, at least at their exam about the characters that integrate Western’s original narrative of religious belief.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2008
Open Access Date: 13 April 2018
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/20334
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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