Am I my Brother's keeper? Émile Zola’s Thérèse Raquin as a retelling of Cain and Abel
RELIEF - Revue Électronique de Littérature Française
Émile Zola’s Thérèse Raquin exemplifies what the author would develop as his naturalist philosophy. This philosophy, based upon what the Zola considered to be a scientific and empirical process to understand the human condition, appears at a time in France where many different philosophical thoughts converge. This paper looks at how Zola’s declared scientific study of the “human-beast” is in fact a retelling of the Biblical tale of Cain and Abel, perhaps spurred by the confusion of the competing philosophies.
Holley, William B..
"Am I my Brother's keeper? Émile Zola’s Thérèse Raquin as a retelling of Cain and Abel."
RELIEF - Revue Électronique de Littérature Française, 11 (2): 57-66: Utrecht University Library Open Access Journals (Uopen Journals).
doi: http://doi.org/10.18352/relief.975 source: http://doi.org/10.18352/relief.975