Corneille "Syd": summary, analysis

In this article, we will tell you about the work that is created Corneille."Syd", a summary of which is described below, the author wrote in 1636.In addition to retelling, you will find in this text analysis works, the history of its creation, criticism.Thus, we begin to describe the drama, which was created by Corneille ("SID").Summary introduces you to the main events, and then perform the analysis of the work.


Elvira, teacher, brings pleasant news Dona Jimena: the girl's father, Count Gormaz wants to have a son in law of Don Rodrigo and Don Sancho is not.It is in love with him Jimena.

This gentleman is also the subject of sighs Urraca, daughter of the King of Castile, a friend of the girl.However, it is a slave-girl of his position: only equal by birth tells Urraca make your spouse debt.Infanta, wanting to end their suffering, did everything to Rodrigo married Jimena.She is waiting for the wedding, which should put an end to her hopes and suffering.

Count Gormaz and Don Diego, fathe

rs Jimena and Rodrigo, - loyal subjects of the king.Count - a tower of strength to the throne now, and at the time the exploits of Diego is already behind us.He can not drive his years against the infidel Christian shelves as before.

Duel Count Gormaz and Don Diego

We describe the following events of the drama, which was created by P. Corneille ("SID").Summary says that Ferdinand, the king decided to choose a mentor to his son Don Diego than subjected to the test long-standing friendship of the two lords.Gormaz considered this option unfair.The arguments about the merits of each move into contention.Graf finally slaps Don Diego, and he pulls out his sword, which he knocks the opponent.But Gormaz can not continue the fight, because to kill the old man would be a shame for him.

Don Diego decides to send his son to fight

Only blood can wash away the insult of Don Diego.He tells why his son to cause the enemy to fight.The turmoil Rodrigo - he will have to raise a hand against his beloved parent.In his mind he is fighting two debt and filial wins that shows us Corneille ("SID").

Summary continues.Wroth Ferdinand Gormaz act.He tells him to apologize to Diego.Grandee refuses to obey.Do not frighten him any threat, as it is certain that the king can not hold the scepter without invincible sword Gormaz.

Jimena complains vanity fathers.None of the possible scenarios does not promise good girl.Rodrigo die - die, and her happiness, and if he wins, it will be impossible for her alliance with the murderer of his father.Even if the fight does not take place, Rodrigo will be disgraced and will not longer be called a gentleman.

a consolation to her Dona Urraca suggests that Rodrigo was with her, and there, perhaps, when all settle by King fathers.But late Infante - duelists have already gone to the place of combat.

circumstances described in the shower Urraca cause ambivalent feelings.Grieving, she secretly rejoices in her heart once again settled hope.Mentally, it is Rodrigo conquered by the kingdom and thereby become her equal.

Rodrigo kills Gormaz

King orders to detain unruly Gormaz.But by the time he was struck by the hand of Rodrigo.Before Ferdinand appears Jimena, praying for the death of the murderer.The king decides to judge Rodrigo.

He comes to the house Gormaz to appear before Jimena.Elvira, girl teacher, scared, meeting him as Jimena could not return alone, and if Rodrigo see her home, falls a shadow on the honor of women.The hero hides.

Jimena comes along with Don Sancho, are invited to become tool of retribution.She does not agree with his proposal, relying on the royal court.


Jimena Jimena recognized educator, he loves Rodrigo, therefore, condemning to death that she go with him to his death.He hears these words of Rodrigo and out of shelters.He prays to accomplish his trial, the girl holding the sword.But Jimena Rodrigo drives away.

Glad Don Diego, son of the meaning of that stigma with it.About Jimena he says that lovers are changing.But Rodrigo loves a girl and calls only death.

Rodrigo wins Moors

son Don Diego offers reflect the Moorish army, standing at the head of the brave.The onslaught brings Castilian brilliant victory - two Moorish kings are captured.All praise Rodrigo, Jimena just craves revenge.

Infanta persuades Woman renounce revenge.After Rodrigo, shield and bulwark of Castile, should continue to serve the emperor.But Jimena insists on the performance of duty.However, she hoped in vain to the court of the king - Ferdinand delighted with Rodrigo.He decides to follow the example of the kings of the Moors, who styled this character Sid in conversations with the king.Sid - a lord, lord.From now on it will be called so.

Jimena despite the honors rendered to Rodrigo, the king prays for vengeance.Ferdinand, seeing that she loves this hero, decides to test her feelings.He reports that Rodrigo died of his wounds.Deadly Jimena pale, but after learning that it was a lie to justify his reaction to those that perish at the hands of Sid Moors, it is not washed away with it would be a shame, it would have been deprived of the opportunity of revenge.


Jimena King announces that defeated Rodrigo would become her husband.Called to fight him, Don Sancho.It's not like the king, but he agrees to fight permitted, while putting forward a condition that the hand Jimena will get someone who will come out of it victorious.

Rodrigo is simple to Jimena.She wonders, in fact, Don Sancho is not strong.But the boy said that penalty is sent, not the fight.Not wanting his death, she says that this can not be a hero to die at the hands of Sancho, because it will hurt his reputation, and Jimena happier to know that her father was killed by one of the greatest knights.But in the end the heroine asks Rodrigo to win, so she would not marry unloved.

Confusion reigns in the soul Jimena.She does not want to Rodrigo was killed, but a different alignment does not bring relief to the girl.Before it appears Sancho with a drawn sword, he talks about the fight.But she did not listen to him, hurry to the king, asking not to force her to marry the winner.She is ready to give him all of the state, and she go to a monastery.

What actually ended the match?

However, it turns out that Rodrigo knocked out of the hands of the enemy's sword, but did not want to kill him.King said that the fight stigma washed with Jimena, and gives the girl a hand Rodrigo.But it can not be the wife of the man who killed her father.Then Ferdinand decides to wait - he carries a wedding for a year.During this time she just Rodrigo, who performed many feats of glory and King of Castile.

Thus ends the "Sid" Corneille.

history of creation

tragedy that the author defines the word "tragicomedy", thus emphasizing the happy ending, which is not possible in the tragedy."Sid" Corneille was written in 1636 when the author was in Rouen.Rodrigo Diaz, a hero of the Reconquista in Spain, became the hero of the play.He was known as Cid Campeador.Corneille used as a literary material drama "Youth Sid" Guillen de Castro and Spanish romances.He borrowed from the above verse 72 pieces.In the age of classicism such borrowing is not an exception.The Theatre Mare took the first staging of this work in 1636, in December (according to some sources, it was made in the following year, in January).

conflict in the product and the image of characters (Pierre Corneille, "Sid")

analysis of the product shows that the conflict appears to us in this drama, is very characteristic of the drama of the classical period.It is in the tradition of the classical work by this author.The conflict between the personality and values ​​that are important in the play holds Pierre Corneille."Syd", a summary of which was considered by us, represents these values ​​as different.Repeatedly heroes of the play are the choice of each of their motivations and actions are different.It is interested in such situations the choice of the author, as Corneille ("SID").Summary of chapters show that such scenes in the play very much.

In the 17th century there was an idea that can be transmitted to a personal insult relative insulted, so the match goes to Rodrigo.

"Sid" is the first in French literature plays in which were shown the mental anguish of the hero, make choices between love and duty.The conflict between personal happiness and honor the author permits by introducing a product of the idea of ​​debt even higher than generic honor - before the monarch to the country.That he is treated in "Side" as the only genuine.The national hero Rodrigo makes execution of this debt.Above him are not imperious feudal ethical standards as they are replaced state necessity.

Image characters in "Side" is also a characteristic of classicism.They evoke reverence and admiration the heroic integrity.This style image one color (either entirely positive or entirely negative), is typical of the work of this author.

this drama created using Alexandrine verse, which is a French-language shestistopny pentameter written a rhyming pair.

Criticism "Sid"

Despite the fact that the "Side" have been met the basic requirements of classicism, Corneille reinterpreted them, and the result was the first theater work in this style.For example, the principle of "unity of the palace" was interpreted as "the unity of the city", and the duration was 30 hours instead of days.Such retreat became an occasion for criticism of the drama, which is also criticized for "indiscreet" behavior Jimena, a side line of the Infanta, in love with Rodrigo, as well as a set of events that are improbable.

attacks, however, were in the field of politics, not art.Spaniards like heroes, shown noble and courageous people, Cardinal Richelieu were inappropriate.He fought against Spain for influence in Europe, so do not want to see the play, showing the contestants in a positive way.It causes fear and rebellious nature of Rodrigo.Moreover, Corneille was accused of plagiarism.However, the audience enthusiastically took the product so that even an expression "well as" Sid "."But Corneille this tragicomedy was the last.After that, he has worked in accordance with the canons, and reissued in 1648 referred to the tragedy of Corneille "Sid".

Summary of actions, analysis of the work were presented somewhat superficial.After reading the original, you will understand why there is an expression "well as" Sid "."The piece is written brilliantly.Until now he admired drama, which was created by Pierre Corneille ("SID").The analysis was carried out many of its researchers.Especially should allocate NPKabanov, creates excellent articles on this product."Sid" Corneille in the Summary, of course, very inferior to the original in this drama.