André Gide by Thomas Cordle (auth.)

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To begin with the most general, El Hadf is the allegory of the genesis of the prophetic ( Abrahamic) religions. ) The prophet-to-be, El Hadj, is at first a simple storyteller and singer engaged by a company of pilgrims who are following their prince on a journey to the north. It is the uneasiness of his companions about where they are going ("We all seemed to be following him, who did not appear to be leading" [RRS, 346]) that makes El Hadj take the first step toward leadership. He promises to talk to the prince, even though he has no idea how to reach him.

Anthony'' Gide has staged another battle between the Beast and the Angel, or we might more appropriately say between Narcissus-Corydon and the Cathar. The latter's victory, if it can be called a victory, is at best equivocal. Most of the knights succumb to desire. Those who resist do not prevail solely by their virtuous determination to remain chaste. Fear and revulsion are in fact their primary defenders. Of one of the Cathari it is said "that he did not understand how anyone could join with another to do such indispensable nastiness, and that at such moments he hid even from mirrors" ( RRS, 27).

In its apparatus (the ensemble of means employed to make the story) Le Promethee mal enchatne resembles the other works of this first period. Its internal agents, with the exception of the waiter, are legendary figures. Gide achieves a comical effect by mingling figures from different legendaries: Prometheus and Zeus from the Greek; Cocles and Damocles from a later Latin legendary; Tityrus and Moeliboeus from Virgil. Angele we might say is from the Gidean legendary, since she has already appeared in Paludes and in the Lettres Angele (1898-1900).

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