Jean Genet | Critical Essay by Harry E. Stewart

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of Jean Genet.
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Critical Essay by Harry E. Stewart

In order to defend Lefranc as "hero" of Haute Surveillance, an examination of the structure of the criminal-religious hierarchy as Genet views it becomes imperative. Certainly the most accessible theme in Genet's early works is the theme of the criminal hierarchy, and this theme is stressed in … Haute Surveillance. Particularly revealing is the original title of the play, Préséances, which may be translated as "the right to assume a position above someone or to precede him."… Furthermore, the text of the play explicitly establishes this criminal hierarchy. (p. 365)

Coexisting with the criminal hierarchy is a religious hierarchy. Although Sartre [in Saint Genet] clearly distinguishes between the two opposing aspects of the eternal couple of the criminal and the saint, it is not at all certain that this distinction exists in...

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