Elizabeth French Boyd, BYRON'S DON JUAN: A CRITICAL STURY (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1945)

1945

Elizabeth French Boyd, BYRON'S DON JUAN: A CRITICAL STURY (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1945)

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The general tone of "Don Juan" is chatty, conversational -- in a "low" style. But their is a mixture of the elegaic and pathetic which produces the serio-comic tone for which it is famous. There is more of the mock-heroic cynicism in Canto VIII than anywhere else in the poem. Playful handling but serious intentions. The grand theme here is Nature vs. Civilization. Cantos VI and VIII condemn wars of conquest; in the worship of war's heroes is forgotten the slaughter of the innocents. It is a "great satiric picture of modern society," according to Samuel C. Chew, BYRON IN ENGLAND (New York: Scribners, 1924):47. Byron had an irreverent attitude about his own work, calling the poem "Donny Johnny," but also noting that it was "a Satire on abuses of the present state of Society." (33) Elizabeth French Boyd, BYRON'S DON JUAN: A CRITICAL STURY (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1945).

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1945

Elizabeth French Boyd, BYRON'S DON JUAN: A CRITICAL STURY (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1945)

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BYRON was visited by an American in 1821 in Ravenna, and was told tales of the American wilderness and of "Daniel Boone, the backwoodsman of Kentucky, which made a strong impression upon him." Byron then chose Boone as the natural man to counterbalance the bloody heroes of civilization in his poem. (80) Elizabeth French Boyd, BYRON'S DON JUAN: A CRITICAL STURY (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1945).

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