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By Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

Mondains capricieux et désoeuvrés, Madame de Merteuil et le vicomte de Valmont mettent en position un jeu de séduction correct pour l'une de los angeles vengeance, pour l'autre du défi. l. a. jeune et naïve Cécile Volanges et los angeles vertueuse Madame de Tourvel en sont les victimes. Les deux complices déploient en effet des trésors d'ingéniosité et de cruauté pour faire tomber leurs proies dans leurs filets. Grisés par le sentiment de liberté et de puissance engendré par l. a. domination des plus faibles, ils maîtrisent l'art de déjouer los angeles vigilance de l. a. société bien-pensante. Laclos livre dans ce roman par lettres les moeurs dissolues d'un monde raffiné gâté par l. a. perversité, dont il dénonce à los angeles fois les ressorts et l. a. fascination qu'elle exerce.

Dans los angeles lignée des grandes oeuvres libertines du XVIIIe, Les Liaisons dangereuses firent scandale, et suscitent des réactions toujours aussi contrastées.

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Faustus’s reflection is grandly fatalistic: ‘Ay, we must die an everlasting death’ (48). As Faustus lays his hands upon his necromantic books, however, the rhythms of the verse settle quickly into a smoother and more ordered metre. The difference is marked. There is a surging confidence in the list recited in line 53 (‘Lines, circles, signs, letters, and characters – ’), and the verse soars in Faustus’s exclamation as he imagines what he might achieve by magic – ‘a world of profit and delight’ (55).

Only this, gentlemen: we must perform The form of Faustus’ fortunes, good or bad. To patient judgements we appeal our plaud, And speak for Faustus in his infancy. Now is he born, his parents base of stock, In Germany, within a town called Rhode. Of riper years to Wittenberg he went, Whereas his kinsmen chiefly brought him up. So soon he profits in divinity, The fruitful plot of scholarism graced, That shortly he was graced with doctor’s name, Excelling all whose sweet delight disputes In heavenly matters of theology; Till, swoll’n with cunning of a self-conceit, His waxen wings did mount above his reach, And melting heavens conspired his overthrow.

3). In any case, the blustering self-promotion has been replaced by something more considered: a careful redrawing of the boundaries marking what is and is not suitable tragic material. Openings and Entrances Enter Chorus. Not marching now in fields of Trasimene Where Mars did mate the Carthaginians, Nor sporting in the dalliance of love In courts of kings where state is overturned, Nor in the pomp of proud audacious deeds, Intends our muse to daunt his heavenly verse. Only this, gentlemen: we must perform The form of Faustus’ fortunes, good or bad.

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