Simão, Félix and love's perdition

Henrique Marques Samyn About the author

This article aims to provide a comparative analysis of Simão Botelho and Félix, protagonists of Amor de perdição (1862), by Camilo Castelo Branco, and Ressurreição (1872), by Machado de Assis, respectively. The argument is that the protagonists’ failures result from their relation to a romantic model of masculinity, which allows a reading of the novels as a critique of some aspects of romanticism, contrary to a certain traditional perspective.

Camilo Castelo Branco; Amor de perdição; Machado de Assis; Ressurreição; masculinity studies


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