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At the same time antisemitism was rampant in Romania.

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For a while, one can say that a man is rhinocerised by stupidity or baseness. Notably, the more Jean rants rinooceronte “natural laws” trumping all, the more he transforms into a rhinoceros.

The Legion’s call to end the “Jewish colonization” of Romania by expelling all the Jews, whom the Legion claimed were all illegal immigrants from Poland, and confiscate their assets so that Christian Romanians could rise up to the middle class, was very attractive to many university students.

Likewise, once a character repeats a platitudinous expression such as “It’s never too late! One of the leading Romanian intellectuals in the s who joined the Iron Guard was Emil Cioran who in published in Paris a book entitled Syllogismes d’amertume. Most notably, Botard is unable to accept the fact of rhinoceritis despite overwhelming evidence of its existence. It was if his gloves had become paws, his shoes hoofs.

The British historian Ian Ousby wrote:. During the Occupation, the French applied nicknames to the Germans that often used the word vertcalling the Germans haricots verts green beanssauterelles verts green locustsand race verte green race.

A further attack on Communism was provided by the character of the pipe-smoking intellectual Dudard. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Ousby wrote that by the end of summer of Outer Critics Circle Award. Please improve it by verifying the claims made and adding inline citations. But at the same time, Botard shows himself to be rigid, small-minded and petty in his thinking, using Marxist slogans in place of intelligent thought. The play starts in the town square of a small provincial French village. It is at this moment that the first rhinoceros appears.


For the French people, the defeat of June came as a very profound shock, something that they could never imagine would actually happen. And of the second hand left, which had been a radical socialist Dudard’s statements recall those feelings of the French who were initially shocked to see German soldiers, policemen and the SS marching around their cities and towns inbut swiftly learned that if offered no resistance, the Germans would usually leave them alone to live their lives provided that they were not Jewish.

It happened to my friends. Ionesco chose to stay in Romania to fight against the “rhinocerisation” of the intelligentsiadespite the fact that one by one his friends all become members of the Legion, or refused to talk rnioceronte out of cowardice ionnesco the regime of General Ion Antonescu passed a law in that forbade all Jews defined in racial terms from participating in the arts in Romania in any way or form.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. You can’t say they are spiteful”. At various points in the play, Jean shouts out such lines as “We need to go beyond moral standards! Ionesco was born in Romania to a Romanian father and Rinoecronte mother.

The character of the logician with his obsession with syllogisms and a world of pure reason divorced from emotion is a caricature of Cioran, a man who claimed that “logic” demanded that Romania have no Jews.

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Ionesco intended the character of Jean, an ambitious functionary whose careerism robs rnioceronte of the ability to think critically, to be a satirical portrayal of the French civil servants who served the Vichy government. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Or rather I was. Ionesco disliked Jean-Paul Sartre – France’s most famous intellectual in the s – for the way in which he sought to justify Stalin’s murderous violence as necessary for the betterment of humanity as a betrayal of everything that a French intellectual should be, and intended the character of Dudard who always finds excuses for the rhinoceros as a caricature of Sartre who always found excuses for Stalin.


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Views Read Edit View history. Jean is initially staunchly against the rhinos, but gradually grows lenient. Besides alluding to the German occupation, lines such as these also recall Ionesco’s youth in Romania in the s.

The fire station has been sacked, and the firemen have turned into rhinos. Just like religion-the opiate of the people! This page was last edited on 22 Decemberat Get to Know Us. They attempt, albeit briefly, to have a normal life amongst the rhinoceroses. InIonesco wrote with disgust that the Iron Guard had created “a stupid and horrendously reactionary Romania”.

The people there begin to discuss what has happened when another rhinoceros appears and crushes a woman’s cat.

It was originally coined by theatre critic Asher Nahor in his review of the play in Best Direction of a Play.

February Learn how and when to remove this template message. Codreanu’s call for a Romania without individualism, where all Romanians would be spiritually united together as one, greatly appealed to the young people who believed that when Codreanu created his “new man” omul nouit would be the moment that a utopian society would come into existence.

Ionesco parodied the Legion’s talk of “natural laws” and “primeval values” by putting dialogue that closely resembled the Legion’s rhetoric into Jean as he transforms into a green rhinoceros.

The setting was relocated to an American shopping mall. Despite seeing the rhinoceroses with his own eyes, Botard convinces himself that rhinoceritis is all a gigantic capitalist plot, dismissing rhinoceritis as an “infamous plot” and “propaganda”. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. One use of “rhinocerisation” was by Israeli historian Jean Ancel to describe how Romanian intellectuals were subsumed by the appeal of the Legion of the Archangel Michael in particular and radical antisemitism in general in his book The History of the Holocaust In Romania.