Essays Tagged: "Girard"

Mimetic Violence in The Red and the Black

ien and the people around him. To explain the often confounding protagonist, the critic René Girard proposes the theory of "mimetic desire", in which desires are not autonomous but mediated by ... ated by a third party. Additionally, to shed light on the actions of Julien's peers at the seminary Girard employs the scapegoating mechanism. A system where groups avoid full scale uncontrolled viole ...

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Subjects: Humanities Essays