Dom Casmurro on resentment

Vitor Cei About the author

The main purpose of this paper is to argue that the main character and narrator of Dom Casmurro is a "man of resentment". The specific objective is to analyse how this topic, approached by Nietzsche in the book On the Genealogy of Morality, was resignified in Machado’s work. Although Bento Santiago’s resentment has elective affinities with Nietzsche’s concept, its structure is based on specific Machadian issues, such as jealousy and pleasure in oldsufferings.

Machado de Assis; Dom Casmurro; Nietzsche; resentment


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