15 But then, Hobbes was not necessarily an unquestioned ideal among the court élite, and Hobbesian ideas certainly did not permeate many comedies.
17 To reintroduce moral standards, the rake, they demanded, had to be reformed towards the end of the play.
See also edit théâtre de l echange évènements à venir References edit Harold Weber, The restoration rake-hero : transformations in sexual understanding in seventeenth-century England (Univ.London, Guild Publishing: 1768 Kenyon,.P.In some cases you can use "Rake" instead a noun "Libertine when it comes to topics like reprobate, sybarite, philanderer, debauched person.Usage example: a memoir that purported to be a rake 's progress through the world of drug addiction.As a consequence, future emphasis was no longer on libertinistic adventures but on the conversion and domestication of the dashing young men.Similarly, extravagant rakes enter into marriage.See generally, Jean Gagen, "Congreve's Mirabell and the Ideal of the Gentleman in pmla, Vol.The extravagant rake is as promiscuous and impulsive as he is wild and frivolous, and he finally finds his match in an equally extravagant and witty heroine.
It is this kind of libertinism that has secured the notoriety of, say, William Wycherley 's The Country Wife, George Etherege 's The Man of Mode, and Sir Charles Sedley 's Bellamira: or, The Mistress (see Bellamira (play) ).
In their ideal of life, the libertines of this order may almost be compared to the genius of a somewhat later time: like the genius, the libertinistic rake is anti-authoritarian, anti-normative, and anti-traditional.
Cecil, "Libertine and Précieux Elements in Restoration Comedy Essays in Criticism, 9 (1959 pp 24244; Robert.Dubbed the "Merry Gang" by poet Andrew Marvell, their members included King Charles himself; George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham ; John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester ; Sir Charles Sedley ; Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset ; and the playwrights William Wycherley and.Highlights of their careers include Sedley and the Earl of Dorset preaching naked to a crowd from an alehouse balcony in Covent Garden, as they simulated sex with each other, and the lowlight was Buckingham's killing of Francis Talbot, 11th Earl of Shrewsbury.10 Still other assessments of the libertine concentrate on the kind and intensity of libertinistic demeanour.Dryden, for one, drew on Hobbesian ideas in his tragedies but these ideas are internalised by villains only.6990 Jordan, "Extravagant Rake.Libertine, show Definitions, libertine noun A person who has sunk below the normal moral standard.9 Libertinistic attitudes, such as (sexual) licentiousness, alcoholism, scouring and gaming, can be discerned in characters belonging to the satiric norm as well as to the satiric scene.Criticism of the libertine was heard not only in the 1670s when sex comedies were en vogue but also earlier, whenever the male partner of the gay couple was blamed for having indulged in immoral behaviour.4 Contents In history edit John Wilmot, the most infamous of the Restoration rakes The defining period of the rake was at the court of Charles II in the late seventeenth century.Similarly, Wycherley's Horner is not punished satirically.
In a historical context, a rake (short for rakehell, analogous to " hellraiser was a man who was habituated to immoral conduct, particularly womanising.
It is, above all, the emotional distance from the objects of his desire as well as from the havoc he creates, which renders the persistent rake so frightening.