[Autom. eng. transl.] The essay focuses on two characters from the poet and playwright Péguy: two characters from his Mysteries. The first - Giovanna - is a historical figure, who Péguy revises by raising him to the very personification of the virtue of charity. The second - Speranza - is instead a virtue, which Péguy reworks through a refined personification in the petite Espérance. In this sense Giovanna and Speranza are two opposite and convergent characters: one, Giovanna, is carnal, the other, Speranza, is spiritual. But they each find their own truth in the other's realm: Giovanna in the spiritual sphere of charity, Hope in the carnal context of a child full of vitality and energy.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Giovanna and Speranza: figures of virtue in Charles Péguy|
|Title of host publication||Scena madre. Donne personaggi e interpreti della realtà, studi per Annamaria Cascetta|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
- Charles Péguy