Meluzyna: dawna literatura i kultura (Jan 2014)

Pomiędzy tradycją a nowatorstwem. Rola postaci kobiecych w świecie przedstawionym eposu Torquata Tassa Gofred abo Jeruzalem wyzwolona (w przekładzie Piotra Kochanowskiego)

  • Kamila Buszka

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 1


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The article’s aim is to present the main female characters of the epic poem La Gerusalemme liberata (Jerusalem Delivered) by Torquato Tasso (translation by Piotr Kochanowski), i.e. the witch Armida, the warrior-maiden Clorinda and the princess Erminia. Their behaviour is based on the symbolic, historical and social contexts. The article tries to answer the question concerning the functions women had in Tasso’s poem. The author created female characters in such a way that they became the leading participants of the events and had much more prominent roles to play than expected from women in this kindle of poems. The decisions taken by the heroines influence the course of events.