« L'agressivité de la parole et de l'acte » dans Haute Surveillance et Les Bonnes de Jean Genet

Abstract

Violence and aggression are recurrent and distinguished themes in the works of the French author Jean Genet. They find glorification in the criminal characters as well as the aggressive languages and vocabulary which eventually lead to inevitable cruel death. His plays simply tackle the current tragic situation of modern man. Most of the images and themes presented in his plays are inspired by the playwright’s personal life. With pessimistic tone and tragic endings, he presented to his audience an aggressive dialogue or event making evil as the main theme of his writings. The current paper explores dialogue and plot in relation to violence and aggression in Genet’s Haute surveillance and Les Bonnes. Both plays represent the personal vision of the playwright and inspired by the cruel he lived in society and prison.