“Bad Girl” Images in The Foolish Girl’s Madness by Mario Vargas Llosa Cover Image

Les images de la « sauvage jeune fille » dans le roman écrit par Mario Vargas Llosa
“Bad Girl” Images in The Foolish Girl’s Madness by Mario Vargas Llosa

Author(s): Liliana Danciu
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Editura Universității Aurel Vlaicu
Keywords: Flaubert; Bovarysm; woman-child; child-woman; Durga; pandoric woman; erotic triangle

Summary/Abstract: The novel The foolish girl’s madness follows at the same time the destiny of a great love and of a woman who refuses what life offers her, beginning her own search for the discovery of happiness. In this wandering search in the world and in herself, she never ceases to reinvent herself and, even remaining the same, sometimes she becomes another. The unwise youg girl is a fictitious homage of the south-american writer for Emma Bovary and for the French writer Gustave Flaubert. In this novel Emma takes revenge for all the failures provoked by the paltry and limited provincial life of the XIX-th century, for all the humble acceptance of the mediocrity. We have analyzed the Bovarysm and the anti-Bovarysm of the feminine character of Llosa and in the same time, the role of the erotic triangle in the process of passion’s keeping, the feminity images are multiples: from the child-woman to the woman-child, from the intangible and unaccesible venusian feminine, Durga’s hypostasis, to the pandoric feminine and to the woman-wife, which makes evident the complete feminity.

  • Issue Year: 5/2014
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 63 - 89
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: French