Odette Arhip, Cristian Arhip, Dissemination of the Archetypal Field of Don Quixote in Camil Petrescu’s Work, ILSHS Volume 21, International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 21)
https://www.scipress.com/ILSHS.21.78
Abstract:
    The study explores the incidence of Don Quixote-archetypal behavior upon the characters of the novels written by the great Romanian inter-war writer Camil Petrescu. The research is conceptually driven type. Recognizable elements of a concept are searched and identified in the fictional pulp and a volatile field is conceptually electrified. The starting premise is that all myths and traditional stories of the world literature embrace widespread and perpetual topics; they break through in all major artistic works. Basically, some of the defining characteristics of Don Quixote are identified in the conduct of Camil Petrescu’s epic heroes: the ideal led to the end; illusory quest for truth, beauty and goodness; self-query; courage despite the unavoidable risk; delight in being defeated, etc. These similarities are supported by examples and arguments.
Keywords:
    Archetype, Don Quixote, Iterature, Myth, Novel