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TWENTY-FIRST SITUATION

SELF-SACRIFICE FOR KINDRED

(The Hero; the Kinsman; the "Creditor" or the Person or Thing Sacrificed)

A (1) — Life Sacrificed for that of a Relative or a Loved One: — The "Alcestes" of Sophocles, of Euripides, of Buchanan, of Hardy, of Racine (projected,) of Quinault, of Lagrange-Chancel, of Boissy, of Coypel, of Saint-Foix, of Dorat, of Gluck, of H. Lucas, of Vauzelles, etc.

(2) — Life Sacrificed for the Happiness of a Relative or a Loved One: — "L'Ancien" by Richepin. Two symmetrical works are "Smilis" (Aicard. 1884), in which the husband sacrifices himself, and "Le Divorce de Sarah Moore" (Rozier, Paton and Dumas fils), in which the wife sacrifices herself. Examples from fiction and analogous to these two dramas are "Greal Expectations" by Dickens and "La Joie de Vivre" by Zola. Common examples: workmen in dangerous occupations.

B (1) — Ambition Sacrificed for the Happiness of a Parent: — "Les Frères Zemganno" by Edmond de Goncourt. This ends with a dénouement the opposite of that of "L'Œuvre."

(2) — Ambition Sacrificed tor (be Life of a Parent: — "Madame de Maintenon" (Coppée, 1881).

C (1) — Love Sacrificed for (lie Sake of a Parent's Life: — "Diane" by Augier; "Martyre" (Dennery, 1986).

(2) — For the Happiness of Ones Child: [sic] — "Le Reveil" (Hervieu, 1905); "La Fugitive" (Picard, 1911). For the Happiness of a Loved One: — "Cyrano de Bergerac" by Rostand; "Le Droit au Bonheur" (C. Lemonnier, l907).

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