Moliere’s Don Juan
Research Papers on Moliere’s Don Juan exhibit the that Moliere presents the most compelling character attributes of Don Juan in that they introduce and establish the archetype unaltered by subsequent versions. At the same time, Morliere’s version of the play as a whole is less complex and bewildering than a comparison with Shadwell’s version reveal, despite the fact the he employs as many as seventeen different characters.
A research paper examination of Moliere’s version of the play allows for an interpretation of 17th century French perception of what may be a stereotype of Spanish masculinity. Don Juan’s behavior and character are so glaringly extreme that it is difficult to assume that his personality is based on anything less. The very fact that men of similar character are labeled Don Juans in contemporary times further supports the assumption. Even more, preliminary research on the historical Don Juan (Don Giovanni) predates Moliere’s play by approximately fifty years and his character is identifiable similar to Morliere’s version. Nevertheless, Moliere’s play and characterization of Don Juan must be some reflection of the period and the playwright.