Dziady cz Motywy: Wątki: Bohaterowie i ich cechy: starzec, mędrzec, przewodniczy tajnemu rytuałowi ślarz jest postacią wyrazistą, stojącą na. Dziady is a poetic drama by the Polish poet Adam Mickiewicz. It is considered one of the greatest works of both Polish and European Romanticism. To George . Charles Kraszewski’s translation of Adam Mickiewicz’s Forefathers’ Eve (Dziady) is the first complete verse translation of the series published in English.

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It is considered one of the greatest works of both Polish and European Romanticism. The drama’s title refers to Dziaadyan ancient Slavic and Lithuanian feast commemorating the dead the “forefathers”. The drama has four parts, the first of which was never finished.

Part III joins historiosophical and individual visions of pain and annexation, especially under the 18th-century dzaidy of Poland. Part III was written ten years after the others and differs greatly from them.

The first to have been composed is “Dziady, Part II,” dedicated chiefly to the Dziady Slavic feast of commemoration of the dead which laid the foundations of the poem and is celebrated in what is now Belarus. A ban on the performance of the play was an aspect of the Polish political crisis. In this part, Mickiewicz expresses a philosophy of life, based mainly on folk morality and on his own thoughts about love and death.

In the drama, Lithuanian peasants are summoning ghosts to ensure them the access to heaven. The first ghosts are two children who are unable to reach heaven, as they have never suffered. Then appears a phantom of a cruel squire who cziady persectued by birds. They are obliged not to let him eat, because as a living person he did not act like a human being.

The next ghost is a phantom of Zosia, a young, beautiful shepherdess. Her fault is that she had never returned anybody’s love, and love is needed for the act of salvation. The final ghost resembles the main hero of the Part IV, Gustaw. The main reason for associating bard’s and his hero’s biography is the resemblance of what Gustaw the protagonist of the drama says about his dziday youth.

He met a fine girl, with whom he fell in love. Unfortunately, she married a rich duke and, subsequently, Gustaw committed suicide. A similar situation took place in poet’s life, but he managed to forgive his lover.

When he was depressed, he wrote the IV part of “Dziady”, one of the most beautiful Polish poems about love and also a fascinating example of the romantic poetry. The action of the drama is divided into three dziavy — the hour of love, the hour of despair and the hour of admonition.


The book shows dangers of people’s romantic nature and reading sentimental masterpieces, which do not show the real world. On the other hand, Gustaw is presented as an owner of the metaphysical knowledge. It is him, not his teacher who eventually notions to the philosophy of Enlightenment and visualizes the true picture of the world, which is the reality conducted by paranormal laws.

The first part, published after Mickiewicz’s emigration to Francewas probably written in the early 20s, though never finished. Meant to be a picture of “emotion of the 19th-century people”, it was immediately given up by the author. It shows a young girl and boy, feeling confused with and trying to choose between the sentimental idea of love, adjustment dziad the society and respect to own nature.

This part is thought to be the most significant one, or even one of the finest poems in the Polish literature. The main character bears a resemblance to Gustaw from the IV part, but he is no longer a “romantic lover”.

The drama was written after the failure of the November Insurrectionan event which exerted a huge influence over the author. In the Prologue the protagonist of the drama writes on the wall “Today Gustaw has died, dziadj Konrad was born”. Konrad is a name from the previous Mickiewicz’s novel, Konrad Wallenrod. Wallenrod was the hero who sacrificed his life and happiness for his own country’s sake. Mickiewicz dedicated his work for people fighting for Polish freedom in the s insurrection and especially for those, who were exiled to Siberia by the Russian emperor.

The book describes cruelty of Alexander, dziay emperor, and persecution of Poles.

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It has many mysterious episodes and, among historical characters, the reader can find ghosts, angels and also the devil. Poland, according to Mickiewicz’s visions, was meant to be ” Christ of Europe” and the national dziay was to result in releasing all persecuted people and nationalities, as Christ’s death have brought salvation.

The characters of the drama are chiefly prisoners, accused of conspiracy against the Russian conqueror. The self-named protagonist is called Konrad. Rziady is a poet.

In his monologue, commonly known as “Wielka Improwizacja” “The Great Improvisation”he is talking to God about his patriotic feelings and personal misfortune. He compares his works of poetry to the creations of God and nature, and claims that they are completely equal, if not better.

Frustrated, Konrad calls God out, accusing Him of letting people suffer — particularly him and Poles under the rule of three foreign empires, and yet still wanting to be called Father, worshipped and loved.


The young poet thinks that Creator is baffled by his words and that man knows Him better than any of archangels, because he hears no response. He is ready to fight against God comparing himself to Satan, but claiming that he will be the more challenging enemy, because, unlike his predecessor, in this battle he will use heart, not reason for improving the fate of his nation and whole humanity.

Meanwhile, dziavy and devils are struggling over Konrad’s soul. Another character, a priest called Piotr, has also a vision. When he happens to foretell the country’s future, he says one of the most mysterious words of the whole drama. Describing a person who will bring back the freedom of Poland, he says:. The whole drama brings back the hope of Polish independence and gives a great picture of Polish society in so difficult a moment.

For instance, recognizable words are:.

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On the top it is hard and hideous, but its internal fire cannot be extinguished even in one hundred years of coldness.

So let’s spit on the crust and go down, to the profundity! Dziady is known for its varying interpretations. The best known ones are the moral aspect of part II, the individualist and romantic message of part IV, and the ddziady patrioticmessianistic and Christian vision in part III.

In his book Mickiewicz hermetyczny he writes about the influence of Hermetictheosophical and alchemical philosophy on the book as well as Masonic symbols including the controversial theory of Mickiewicz being a communist. After the communist takeover of Poland, the new government discouraged the staging of Dziady.

Dziady (Mickiewicz)

The first postwar production, a major cultural event, opened in Novemberduring the theater season, at Teatr Miejski in Opole. The opening night was planned for Decemberbut was cs2 for a number of reasons, some political. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Segalas in Journal des Femmes. Gymnase Litteraire14 June Celina Szymanowska Maria Szymanowska. Retrieved from ” https: Views Read Edit View history. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. This page was last edited on 30 Novemberat By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.