00394 - Mitología y Literatura en Suddenly Last Summer de Tennessee Williams: luchando contra Venus y Edipo

00394 - Mitología y Literatura en Suddenly Last Summer de Tennessee Williams: luchando contra Venus y Edipo
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118.97 kB
Autor:
Pau Gilabert Barberà
Data:
01 Gener 2006
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Key words: Tennessee Williams, Suddenly Last Summer, classical tradition, Oedipus, Venus, Aphrodite, Greek mythology, Roman mythology, American Literature, drama, homosexuality, gay studies

The aim of this article is to analyze accurately the role played by two classical references, Venus and Oedipus, in Tennessee Williams Suddenly Last Summer, in accordance with the usual nature of studies on Classical Tradition a Greek and Roman- and focusing in this case on the relationship between literature and mythology. It is thanks to Venus and Oedipus that the playwright succeeds in showing the magnitude of mens and womens tragedy, which from his point of view is simply that they have failed to see either kindness in the face of God or to feel his loving and fatherly providence.