Pan Jowialski [Mr. Jovial] in the world of mirrors. On repetition as the structural principle of Aleksander Fredro’s comedy Cover Image
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Pan Jowialski w świecie luster. O powtórzeniu jako zasadzie konstrukcyjnej komedii Aleksandra Fredry
Pan Jowialski [Mr. Jovial] in the world of mirrors. On repetition as the structural principle of Aleksander Fredro’s comedy

Author(s): Maria Janoszka
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Studies of Literature, Philology, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: The article attempts to analyse various forms of repetition and reduplication in Pan Jowialski [Mr. Jovial]. This typical comic device is frequently used by Fredro and in this comedy features particularly often. It takes various forms, including repetition of words, which brings to mind the monomania of the characters, linguistic parodies, characters mirroring other characters, the motive of recreating the extratextual world in a literary world or in a piece of art, and the device mise en abyme, which is evoked in the “play within a play” theme. This dense network of internal reflections contributes to the strongly geometrical composition of the play and, on the level of ideas, to the theoretical reflection on the world as theatre.

  • Page Range: 56-69
  • Page Count: 14
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: Polish