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Bibil Identifier bibil:208607
Publication Type Journal article
Title (French, Long) Pourquoi le lecteur rit-il d'Haman en Esther 6™?
Author Wénin, André
Journal Vetus Testamentum (Volume: 60, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language French
Pages 465-473 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This study is dedicated to the narrative working out of the dramatic irony that makes the reader laugh at the expense of Haman in the Masoretic text of Esther 6. Two main devices contribute to create this effect: the transparency in the characterisation of the prime minister of Persia in chaps 3, 5 and 6, and the intelligent use of internal focalisation by the omniscient narrator in 6:6b. In this text, irony has clearly a humoristic function, but also an axiological one.
DOI 10.1163/156853310X504865
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Methods : Synchronic Methods : Narratology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Devices and Figures : Irony
Pericopes Esther 6
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