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Unfortunately love is love, and one cannot force Cupid to shoot his arrow into somebody that he has no intention of shooting it into.

Well, this is also Nero that we are talking about, so whether he ever actually grew up is another debate I suspect he didn’t. Orphaned by the age of four his mother died in and his father inhe came into the care of his grandparents.

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This is the first classic tragedy I’ve read in French when I’m actually old enough to understand its intricacies.

At the death of his grandfather inhis grandmother, Marie des Moulins, went to live in the convent of Port-Royal and took her grandson with her. Racine explores how a man so powerful can lose all bearings, with a little help brihannicus a certain double-agent advisor.

Open Preview See a Problem? In Britannicus, he is just a man looking to separate himself from others, and it is striking the way that he does not.

I actually found it much easier to read this play than some of Racine’s other ones, though it may have something to do with having some knowledge of the characters and a background to the story. We know that Nero eventually has his mother killed as well, but this play isn’t about that event, though once again it could also be that tipping point in Nero’s life that sent him into a downward spiral that resulted in a coup against him.


Racine: Texte Integral (Britannicus)

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. What a great beginning. I read many books from my father’s bookshelf when I was little, but obviously a lot went over my head. Dec 21, jujensen6 rated it liked it. Recommended if you enjoy Roman history, 17th century French plays, and possibly villain origin stories. Yet Nero wasn’t always the monster that we know him to be, and I suspect that this is what Racine texet trying to get across.

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Britannicus by Jean Racine

Return to Book Brihannicus. At Port-Royal, he excelled in his studies of the Yexte and the themes of Greek and Roman mythology would play large roles in his future works. Well I cannot say for sure that it started here, but Racine is the earliest work of literature I’ve seen include that story idea. Possibly everything I read now seems better because I keep comparing boos intvral “The Pillars of the Earth.

Racine’s interactions with the Jansenists in his years at this academy would have great influence over him for the rest of his life.

This play isn’t about the tinny romance between Britannicus and Junie. Technically Britannicus ravine the title character, but Racine’s introduction and the play itself points to a more interesting focus: Port-Royal was run by followers of Jansenism, a theology condemned as heretical by the French bishops and the Pope.


I think I like Racine better than Shakespeare, does this make me a pleb? Nero emperor of Rome and notoriously spoiled son of Agrippine kidnaps Junie, his cousin Britannicus’s fiancee. Nero’s origins as a future murderous tyrant. I’m a lot more familiar with Shakespearean plays: The plot in a nutshell is: Apr 12, Constance rated it it was amazing. Possibly Nero has a sadistic streak but that’s not the point.

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This makes racinne even more surprised of the success racune play had with…me. Then again, in some of his other works I had some knowledge as well but found it difficult to follow. Aug 16, CC rated it really liked it. I then found out it was about Nero, who’s my favorite Roman emperor, so I was utterly excited, and I literally enjoyed every single part of the book.

Nero has Britannicus poisoned, and Junia then takes her own life, because, well, Nero. As Racine puts it, Britannicus’s death is not significant in and of itself; it matters more because it marks the moment in which Agrippine realizes Nero will one day kill HER, too.

The play is long, the dialogue at times difficult to follow. Racine ends his preface to the play with this statement. I could not go through with a number of acclaimed plays, some acclaimed masterpieces and I was worried.

Those at the top often abuse their power, and this leads to tragic outcomes and moral chaos.