master's thesis
Religion and science in the novel Lourdes by Emile Zola

Monika Budimir (2016)
University of Zadar
Department of French and Iberoromance Studies
Metadata
TitleLa religion et la scienze dans le roman Lourdes d'Emile Zola
AuthorMonika Budimir
Mentor(s)Patrick Levačić (thesis advisor)
Abstract
Le thème principale de ce mémoire de master est l'analyse du roman Lourdes. On analyse aussi le point de vue de l'auteur, sur la ville, les personnages qui se trouvent là, leur désir de guérir, et l'influence de la foi sur leur guérison. Le roman suit les destins d'un jeune prêtre, son amie d'enfance Marie et autres malades . Dans le roman les maladies sont presentés, dans la majorité de cas, d'origine hysterique, et comme hallucination. Même l'Apparition de la Saint Vierge à Bernadette Soubirous était, a son avis, une immagination infantile, hallucination, causé par une lecture excessive de la Bible. Le but de son roman était de glorifier la science et de la poser comme une religion nouvelle. Le problème est que Zola n'a pas donné des faits réels. Ces faits irréels sont confirmés par les personnes qui étaient enqueté par Zola quand il preparait la base pour son roman.
KeywordsLourdes religion science miracles
Parallel title (Croatian)Religija i znanost u romanu Lurd od Emila Zole
Parallel title (English)Religion and science in the novel Lourdes by Emile Zola
Committee MembersMirna Sindičić Sabljo (committee chairperson)
Patrick Levačić (committee member)
Frano Vrančić (committee member)
GranterUniversity of Zadar
Lower level organizational unitsDepartment of French and Iberoromance Studies
PlaceZadar
StateCroatia
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineHUMANISTIC SCIENCES
Philology
Romance Studies
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelgraduate
Study programmeFrench Language and Literature (double major); specializations in: Teaching
Study specializationTeaching
Academic title abbreviationmag. philol. educ. franc.
Genremaster's thesis
Language French
Defense date2016-10-18
Parallel abstract (Croatian)
Tema ovog diplomskog rada je analizirati roman Lurd od Emila Zole. Svećenik Pierre je glavni lik ovog romana i preko njega saznajemo autorove stavove o čudesnim ozdravljenjima te utjecaj vjere na iste. On baš poput nevjernog Tome ne želi povjerovati u postojanje bilo kakvog čuda dok se ne uvjeri na vlastite oči. Iako njegova prijateljica iz djetinjstva u koju je potajno zaljubljen na kraju romana ozdravlja, Pierre ostaje u još dubljoj tuzi jer shvaća da mu njezino ozdravljenje ne donosi ništa drugo doli još dublju patnju jer je ona napokon postala žena koja će se moći skrasiti s drugim, a on ostaje i dalje svećenik bez vjere kakav je i došao. Zola u romanu iskrivljuje činjenice. Trenutna ozdravljenja nije prikazao takvima, a neka je potpuno zanijekao. Pitamo se dakle, s kojim ciljem? Pa odgovor je vrlo jednostavan. Naime, Zola dolazi u Lurd potvrditi neke novonastale znanstvene pretpostavke, a publici obećava da odlazi u Lurd saznati istinu koja će biti vjerno prikazana u romanu. Idealnog li trenutka za proglasiti se znanstvenikom! Ozdravljenja, po njegovom mišljenju nastaju autosugestijom. Budući da mu ono što je tamo vidio nije išlo u prilog, čitatelja uvjerava kako su „izlječene bolesti“ zapravo bile samo halucinacije te da su se neke vratile na kraju hodočašća. Čak i Gospino Ukazanje mladoj Bernadetti naziva običnom halucinacijom nastalom od pretjeranog čitanja Biblije. Pierre na kraju romana otkriva kako je njegova nova religija znanost. Sve navdene neznanstvene činjenice u romanu potvrđene su svjedočanstvima onih s kojima je Zola došao u kontakt dok je obavljao anketu koja mu je trebala biti temelj za roman.
Parallel abstract (English)
The main theme of this master thesis is the analysis of the novel Lourdes. Through the main character, the priest Pierre, we see Zola's point of view about the town of Lourdes, the characters that are there, their desire to heal, and the influence of faith on their healing. The novel follows the story of the young priest Pierre, his friend Mary and other patients.They all pray for a miracle. In the novel diseases are present, in most cases with hysterical origin, and as hallucinations. According to the novel, even the Apparition of the Holy Virgin at Bernadette Soubirous was an immagination, hallucination, caused by excessive reading of the Bible. The purpose of the novel was to glorify science and pose it as a new religion. The problem is that Zola didn't give the real facts and the novel hasn't had much success. These unreals facts are confirmed by those who were interviewed by the same Zola when he was preparing the basis for his novel.
Parallel keywords (Croatian)Lourdes religion science miracles Lurd religija znanost čudesna ozdravljenja
Resource typetext
Access conditionAccess restricted to students and staff of home institution
Terms of usehttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
URN:NBNhttps://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:162:657161
CommitterMarta Unković