To the witty raisonneur
of the play Harold Sigrift, Roderick poses the rhetorical question, "Who's sophisticated?" He has seen his own millionaire father vulnerable to flattery by the simplest people from the realms of music, business, and sport.
It should be born in mind that the review was embellished by the usual contrivances of our criticism: it was a conversation between a sacristan, the woman who bakes communion bread, and the proofreader at the print-shop, the Raisonneur
of this little comedy.
In the theatre, the raisonneur
(one who argues or reasons) is the character who speaks soberly, sincerely, carefully.
"Apocalyptic Absurdity: Dale Horvath, Raisonneur
of The Walking Dead." MQ 58.1 (2016): 51-68.
The main candidate, Cleante the raisonneur
, inhabits a moral universe outside the scope of the true-false debate.
The philosophy of distance is an approach to life articulated by numerous Pirandellian characters, particularly in the series of meta-fictional short stories that culminates in "Colloquii coi personaggi." In these stories, male raisonneur
characters adopt methods of extracting themselves from suffering by relativizing the importance of their experiences in the present.
This invitation to confirmation bias is aided by the fact that Mardonius, in his moralizing chastisement, reveals himself to be a dramatic type as well: the raisonneur
E lo stesso commissario, figura salvifica di conservatore dell'ordine sociale, non si fa anch'esso soggetto epico (Puppa, 2003: 49), erede del ruolo del raisonneur
reinventato da Pirandello e dai grotteschi?
The centrality of Archer's Machiavellian raisonneur
, in what at first glance might pass for an imperial adventure drama peopled by various stalwart types of tweedy Britishness, gives The Green Goddess its slightly off-centre impact.
Bien que Rosalie et Theodon, le raisonneur
de la piEce, soient des personnages que "La Chaussee was prepared to take virtually unchanged from an established comic tradition" en revanche, "those of Melanide herself, d'Orvigny and d'Arviane, on the other hand, all reflect in their different ways the new sensibility of La Chaussee's own age, and the new importance given to subjective feeling as the touchstone in moral question" (14).