Jean Racine Biography

Jean Racine was born in 1639 at La Ferte-Milon, the son of a government official. He was orphaned by the age of three and spent his childhood with his grandparents; his formative educational years were spent at the college of Port-Royal. Port-Royal numbered among its teachers some of the best […]

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Character Analysis Hermione

Hermione is, like Pyrrhus — violent, egocentric, and callous. She is completely insensitive to the feelings of others; her reception of Andromache’s plea for her son is deliberately cruel, and her psychic world is completely centered upon her love-hate relationship with Pyrrhus. Nevertheless, she commands more of our sympathy than […]

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