Megalomania

Échec et Mat

  Megalomania « In some remote corner of the universe, flickering in the light of the countless solar systems into which it had been poured, there was once a planet on which clever animals invented cognition. It was the most arrogant and most mendacious minute in the ‘history of the world’;…

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Contempt

Le mépris

Contempt   « There is no reply so pungent that the silent contempt » (Montaigne) Why such a fuss about an apple? The young woman takes a contemptuous attitude towards the animal and seems to ignore it. The poor gorilla is very unhappy and offer her sheepishly an « apple of reconciliation » (not…

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Unlikely encounter

Rencontre improbable

Unlikely Encounter   The famous play « Rhinoceros » by Eugene Ionesco is a satire of certain human behaviors to the emergence of an ideology, more specifically cowardice of most French under occupation during the Second World War. It describes how a minority but violent phenomenon causes unbelief of the people who…

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Many to be saved

Many to be saved   The old man and the elephant Wolves and bears were once a common sight in Western Europe. The bear was deemed to be the king of animals. Elephants, antelopes and lions roamed North Africa (remember Hannibal). Until the 1800’s, millions of buffalos roamed the wide…

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