Don Juan is a Spanish character representative of  Spanish literature, like no other. Besides the Celestina and the Don Quijote, the Don Juan is one of the masterpieces of Spanish literature. El burlador de Sevilla is important in Spanish culture and one of the classic plays, still represented in the national theatres.

 

 

 

 

 

Don Juan is a rogue and a libertine who takes great pleasure in seducing women and  in abandoning them.The word in used, today, as a synonymous for “womanizer

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A day, Don Juan encounters the statue of Don Gonzalo, the dead father of a girl he has seduced, Doña Ana de Ulloa, and impiously invites the father to dine with him; the statue gladly accepts. The father’s ghost arrives for dinner at Don Juan’s house and in turn invites Don Juan to dine with him in the graveyard. Don Juan accepts and goes to the father’s grave, where the statue asks to shake Don Juan’s hand. When he extends his arm, the statue grabs hold and drags him away to hell. The figure of Don Juan is a Spanish literal personality which represents the Spanish culture like no other. Besides the Celestina and the Don Quijote, the Don Juan is one of the masterpieces of the Spanish literature. Although the Spaniards are sick of that all foreigners compare Spain with the personality of Don Juan, it’s still an important part of the Spanish culture and one of the classic plays is frequentliy represented in the national theatres. If he really existed isn’t sure. What you know is that there are tales about a knight called Don Juan Tenorio, who lived in Sevilla and was known for his affairs with lots of women. Don Juan is an archetypical personality and there exists not just one adaption of his story. The first known is “The burlador de Sevilla y convidado de piedra” of Tirso de Molina. This work is also a partly adaption. Like the topic of the stone guest was known before.

 

“Sevilla a veces me llama

el Burlador, y el mayor

gusto que en mi puede haber

es burlar a una mujer

y dejarla sin honor”.

 

If he really existed isn’t sure. What you know is that there are tales about a knight called Don Juan Tenorio, who lived in Sevilla and was known for his affairs with lots of women. Don Juan is an archetypical personality and there exists not just one adaption of his story. The first known is “The burlador de Sevilla y convidado de piedra” of Tirso de Molina, 1625-1630. This work is also a partly adaption. Like the topic of the stone guest was known before. To the play of Tirso de Molina followed many others, inspired by the “Burlador de Sevilla” or adaptions of the same work. All over the world the writers took it like a modell.

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