Acta Universitatis Danubius. Communicatio, Vol 12, No 2 (2018)

The Role of Language in Building Characters in Caragiale’s Comedies

Mirela Curca


The study aims to emphasize some critical opinions that observe and illustrate the power and talent of I.L. Caragiale to imagine a human character or a comic situation with the creative force of words. The characters are outlined in all the comedies from the first act, the dominant features of the heroes being highlighted in particular by language features. The study proposes an analysis of both the critical direction that considers the diversity of the Caragiale social typology to be classical, as well as the modern vision that the grotesque comic in Caragiale's plays relate to life in its entirety, the world of Caţavencu and Conu Leonida being a hopeless world.


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