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For a while, one can say that a man is rhinocerised by stupidity or baseness. Three weeks later, that person would become a Nazi.

At the office, an argument has broken out between the sensitive and logical Dudard and the violent, temperamental Botard; Who does not believe a rhinoceros could actually appear in France despite all the claims by eyewitnesses. Humanity is besieged by certain diseases, physiologically and organically, but the spirit too is periodically besieged by certain diseases. In the 19th century, the newly independent Romanian state proved very reluctant to grant citizenship to Romania’s Jews, and a volatile atmosphere of antisemitism flourished with many intellectuals like A.

Papillon turning into a rhino and iinesco Logician. For the French people, the defeat of June came as a very profound shock, something that they could never imagine would actually happen. After Cioran joined the Legion inhe severed his friendship with Ionesco, an experience that very much hurt the latter. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

Please improve it by verifying the claims made and adding inline citations. Articles containing French-language text All articles that may contain original research Articles that may contain original research from October Articles that may contain original research from February Commons category link is on Wikidata. The phone rings, but they hear only rhino trumpeting on the line. This page was last edited on 22 Decemberat He blames himself and Daisy for contributing, through lack of sympathy, to the transformations of Jean and Papillon, respectively.


Dudard leaves; he wants to experience the epidemic first-hand. The experience of the Occupation was a deeply psychologically disorienting one for the French as what was once familiar and safe become strange and threatening.

This section possibly contains original research. In an interview inIonesco explained the play’s message as an attack on those Romanians who become caught up in the “ideological contagion” of the Legion: He returns to the mirror, face-to-face with his fate and breaks down as he struggles to accept the place he has given himself. 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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The fire station has been sacked, and the firemen have turned into rhinos. For an example, Botard dismisses rhinoceritis as: Ionesco’s father was a Romanian ultra-nationalist of the Orthodox faith with few political scruples, who was willing to support whatever party was in power – while his mother was a French Protestant who came from a family of Sephardic Jews who had converted to Calvinism to better fit into French society.


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The rhinoceroses, rhinoceritis and rhinoceration are current matters and you single out a disease that was born in this century. Ionesco intended the character of Jean, an ambitious functionary whose careerism robs him of the ability to think critically, to ek a satirical portrayal of the French civil servants who served the Vichy government.

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Besides alluding to the German occupation, lines such as these also recall Ionesco’s youth in Romania in the s. The syllogism consists of a main proposition, a secondary one and a conclusion”.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. February Learn how and when to remove this template message. Most notably, Botard is unable to accept the fact of rhinoceritis despite overwhelming evidence of its existence. The play was included in Martin Esslin ‘s study of post-war avant-garde drama, The Theatre of the Absurdalthough scholars have also rejected this label as too interpretatively narrow.

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play. Now I am getting used to it”.