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Women in the novels Witkacy

Witkacy : Portrait of a Woman (DP)
" Describe the woman from the inside is not possible. At this break down the biggest titans of literature " Witkiewicz, 2005: 7) states in his preface the author falls 622 Bungo or demonic woman . Despite this pessimistic belief is stated in the pages of his first novel, Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz, very often made as a female. Sometimes he did it, schematically sketching a character, but too often bestowed upon her the heroine of an extremely rich inner life. Temperament presented novels women is diverse: Witkacy shows famous demons, but also a seemingly innocent, angelic beings. When creating your character Acne, princess Irina and Hela Bertz, the writer used a model of female vamp, but also took care to present the characters personality traits that make each of them is an interesting personality.

drugoplanowymi heroines in the novels or episodic Witkacy are "potential demons" such as whether Miss Vivian Ines Saphir, and women entirely straightforward, such as the Rustalka One or góralka output of Murzasichle - Marina, wife Hardonne ( Insatiability ). Regardless of his education, attractiveness or social status, all women in Witkacy links the lack of logic in action, be guided by emotions and instincts. Like men, they also feel the carpet, unable to satisfy the insatiably.

In Interview with Bruno Schulz Witkacy believes that a woman is by nature the mental and physical sadystką masochistka, whereas a man - inversely - mental and physical masochist sadist. His female heroines generously, though unevenly, the writer gives these inclinations. Each wants to reign over her beloved, while the same holds power. Is grotesquely out of 622 falls Bunga where Mrs. Acne insistent demands from the Bunga beatings; can be happy only when the lover treats her like an object to satisfy their desires. Its certainly not interested in his thoughts, a man is to be cynical, aggressive and commanding. Bungo is sure that all real women want to be lied to. Do not believe Tymbeuszowi, who convinces him that these are only destroying everything, vulgar demons. The most distinguishing mental sadystką is the Persians Zwierżontkowskaja Insatiability , which bothers her Genezip in love with during the numerous meetings alone, during which there is a principle that man can not touch it (which does not mean that she does not touch it.) It shows him in negliżu, seduces him provocative behavior, even pastures over him, and during the "cake and ur" thinking, "Suffer carrion men, sodden embryo (...) zabiczuję you own lust, zasmagam to death ' (Witkiewicz 2003: 332). Hela, the main character Farewell to Autumn, she realizes that the only appropriate for her lover may be Athanasius, but he is not perfect. She wants to be pampered by him really captured and intends to achieve for each price - "Either it wypruję tripe and tripe they bruise, or stabbed him the passion to a higher level of spirit" (Witkiewicz 1990: 156). Initially, Helen does not know the power that comes from her femininity, but gradually learns to use its natural advantages. Some characters can also be seen a tendency that Witkacy ascribed to men: they can also harass physically - like Miss Saphir ( 622 Falls of Bungo ) cutting saw Prince Nevermore nails into the blood, leading him to the pleasure. Hela Bertz and likes to suffer, physically and spiritually myself, inventing a variety of penance for sins committed, feels pleasure in torturing his body with joy executes his spiritual mentor, Fr. Jerome Wyprztyka, and in the church such as crawling on the floor of the altar. Derive real pleasure from their humiliation and constantly planning new "satisfaction."


What is demonic - feature, which connects the main almost all the novels heroine Witkacy? Jan Blonski calls it simply "sadomasochism" (Blonski 2003: 104), but it is defined this concept is incomplete. Demonic because it contains something else - charm women, which affects its appearance (all the heroines in the novels wampy Witkacy are very beautiful, although not everyone has the stereotypical "demonic" physical - Hela is a true red, but you Acne is a blonde) and a way of being - initial mystery, an aura of inaccessibility and often "dziewczynkowatość", or behavior characteristic of a rude, spoiled child. Acne Ms. Bunga in love through the eyes gives the impression of a shy, vulnerable reliance Women - her look seems to be pure and holy. A young man wants to save her from the evil world, despite emerging from time to time the signals that mature, experienced, much older than him woman carries a game and just great fun with it. The beautiful Helen sometimes give the impression of an otherworldly phenomenon, and incredible charm of this intelligent woman intensifies its origin. Is Jewish, and this causes inherent in the mystery seems to be even more appealing Athanasius.
Witkacy: False women (DP)
demonic is strongly associated with sexuality. Athanasius, reflecting on his being in the moment of bitterness comes to the conclusion that this is a "woman's world, (...) shabbiness, in which body, soul and dresses are the only living wabikowym complement self mutilation (Witkiewicz 1990: 13 .) Such a concept is demonic belonging to every woman, because all driven by sexuality. Even - presented as a decent and somewhat contrasting with wampami a real polite and initially innocent - Sophie ( Farewell to Autumn) and Eliza ( Insatiability ) have a lot of sensuality. The green-eyed wife of Athanasius, cultivating traditional values \u200b\u200bsuch as marriage and motherhood, is lurking in spite of appearances, "dziewczynkowatość" and "kotowatość. It is (and originally Hela) demi-vierge , as custom requires the preservation of virginity for the wedding. During courtship, however, does not shrink from the experience of sex. Even the insipid and colorless treated with tablets Murti Bing Eliza neighbors interested in so if they have any value for her sexually. It is worth noting that, accustomed to these perverse game heroes of the novel, then do not derive satisfaction from the affair with normal women. After a stormy relation with Mrs. Bungo Acne can not see anything interesting in his former lover, the otherwise playful and full of spontaneous joy of life, Miss Zizi. Where there is cruelty, perversity and power lies, blowing boredom. Age, and thus, the experience of women in relationships with men cause that is perceived as much more "demonic" and - same - much more attractive experience for the thirsty man. Both for Acne and for Irina ( Insatiability ) in love with a young man, however, is just another collection, treat him like his own, a toy. Even when he realizes from his position and called a woman or a "nieświeżym babiszonem" (Irina de Ticonderoga), or "connected the worst beast in a row "(Mrs. Acne), it is difficult to liberate him from the influence of a partner. All this emotional struggle, and called. demonic experience very exciting to a friend Bunga, Mrs. Martha. Through his stories, it wants to make to their orderly lives and suffer more excitement, because the husband does not understand her dreams. Inability to achieve their desires leads her to upset the nervous system.


Women have power over men and it is great fun. They know that love, even if he left, returned, and in fact, going back many times - even if it is no longer able to quite soberly assess the situation in which he found himself. Bungo many times trying to break away from the Acne, but she can persuade him - often tears, referring to the compassion and sense of responsibility, and finally, using the beauty of her body - that when it remained. At some point, Bungo definitely gone, but will have to pass a lot of time is ripe to expand this. Hela Bertz while playing with her husband, Prince Azalin Prepudrechem. It betrays no qualms with Athanasius. Sometimes a spouse can graciously "rape" in the name perform the duties of a wife, another time, depending on the mood, joint refuses to spend the night. And yet it is despised and mocked Azalin would be the one that fits a woman's dream. Even after the death of Athanasius, in the course of her romance with boss new social order, Sajetan Tempe, Helen becomes friends with the prince Prepudrechem back and think about him with admiration: "He somehow beat me strangely" (Witkiewicz 1990: 350).

Athanasius is always financially dependent on women
- initially on Sophie, and after her death as suicide from the Heli. This Hela decides how to spend time together in India - designs of both travel and wild orgies. Yes Duchess Irina and Mrs. Acne dreaming about it, to witness the sexual act was the third person. Irina de Ticonderoga implement this plan, closing a poor Genezip in the bathroom adjoining the bedroom, forcing him to looked at her with Toldziem igraszkom (Kapena young cousin.) The princess loves to celebrate the triumphs during the discussion salon with men, but paradoxically - then the same compassion for myself, convinced that it costs too much effort, so that men could hold her and her regret. During one such conversation, yelling, men realize what is the worst tragedy of a woman - "Because for us, life without men, where we could admire the passion and shame. Is there anything worse for a woman to despise her beloved, and even desired by her man, not feeling his superiority over them "(Witkiewicz 2003: 170). Callers, willy-nilly, must admit that it is "in the truth; men spsieli - they not "(Witkiewicz 2003: 170).

sex ratio

Hela is the most intelligent female characters presented in the novels of the famous. It is well-read, interested in philosophy and religion. He feels such a strong need for discussions on matters spiritual, that he was giving up attempts to seduce the priest. Wyprztyka. Helen believes that it has no creative element (assign blame for this but not sex, but his Jewish origins). To fill this void, it needs Athanasius. Less intelligent, but aware of its shortcomings in this regard, is Sophie. Her medical studies are rather an attempt to fill the time than the desire to develop a personality. Generally less intelligent than men, women Witkiewicz, however, can use their other strengths to achieve it, what are their concerns. Baron Brummel ( 622 Falls of Bungo ) is considered a young Ines Vivian as a mere chit, but when she needs it, does not think in such terms. Clever girl effectively implement its vision and urge to marry the Baron. Ms. Acne, although she does not wonder far on the condition of their intelligence. He is unable to understand their shortcomings, although he Bungo can scream in her face: "You're empty, mindless machine for singing. A turntable. Besides art is your pets, silly, sensual animal "(Witkiewicz 2005: 170). Man is surprised that such a talented artist can simultaneously be so stupid.

The only exit Witkacy argues that in order to decipher the so-called. the mystery of the female psyche, should take into account sex ratio, which is present in everything we are experiencing (Witkiewicz 1968: 113). Instincts play important role in the lives of women, sometimes causing their metamorphosis
- Zosia Osłabędzka of carefree young lady under the influence of new social roles and the accompanying changes in sexuality female - wife, mother came , the one that extends the genre. Persians, the second great love Genezip Kapena, is presented as being very perverse. Driven only by their whims, which dictates its instinct. It is entirely too smart and his own thoughts, which are at odds with her faith, without hesitation attributed to the devil. He believes in the Catholic God almost automatically: no wonder no means the religion they profess. Despite his sadistic sexual games he wants to be treated as kobietka sweet and innocent, but somehow it seems a matter of having a nap in it evil. In the descriptions of her person only feature diminutive: Persians Zwierżontkowskaja has "sumieńko" mitzvah "przeczućka, and it's" creature biedniutką and grayish. " The narrator still treat her condescendingly. Persians also sometimes experienced so. causeless depression, and he likes to call itself the sensitivity "maid."

Witkacy: Nawroccy (DP)
"Women do not want to love Witkiewicz ( ...), or, rather, they want to love (...), with [her] experience the odd shock (...) (Blonski 1997: 209). Sense of unsaturation in the novels, both accompanied by Witkiewicz women and men. The heroes are trying to meet this desire, resorting to a variety of ways. Looking for intense experiences in cocaine, debauchery, trying to comfort in philosophy or religion. They strive to fully, not content with a gray existence. Hela, like Athanasius, is convinced that the most intense you can live out his existence for a moment before his death, which is why very often looking for emotion in suicide attempts, but here is making sure that they have not completed successfully. Her attempt to take their own life is staged, playing their emotions and their families. Helen loves life too much to seriously try to part with him. Looking to meet, in faith in God - rejects Judaism, accepting baptism and his father, and becomes a fervent believer in Catholicism, which observes the rules very strictly. Later, however, goes to Buddhism. Many of the women by Witkiewicz is strongly associated with religion. Persians, being his mistress and pastwiąc Sloboluchowicz over men, regularly goes to confession and communion. Simple Catholicism Rustalki wants to destroy - without success - her husband, Isidor, considering it a superstition. Duchess Irina and Eliza are the doctrines wyznawczyniami Murti Bing. You can not bring religious unrest Hela Bertz only to "signs of sexual hysteria" (Speina 1965: 57). Spiritual exploration of a young woman not stop because when losing virginity and getting married, or later when the notorious zradza husband. Does not cease to seek a prescription for life also when in its opinion, the only "suitable man" such as Athanasius, is within easy reach and where it belongs (after the death of Sophia) only to her. During a trip to India reflects the intensely religious practices previously unknown, is also fascinated by the magic of the East.

Witkiewicz Men are afraid to formalize relationship with a woman, considering it as something very serious. However, often decide to get married. Confirmed old bachelor-Isidore Smogorzewicz Wędziejewski, hero One output, decides to marry, and this "official charity," alongside a simple, in addition, the lack of embarrassed Rustalki virginity fills him with peace and happiness. Rustalka quite frankly admits that her husband does not understand. He is smarter than her, admires him, wants to teach it. It is in relation to Isidore possessive
- through the institution of marriage as it received the property, wants to conquer not only his body, but intellect. Marriage also bears the signs of demonic, is the bond linking the two men "strongly metaphysically." P part from the both Izydorowi and beloved woman Genezip - wife - appears to shield isolation from the world, plate separates, protects from real life. Genezip sees so perfect, in its perfection-like manikin, Eliza. Conjugal love przedtawiana Witkacy often points out, however pity. Isidore takes pity on the cat as Rustalką, including feelings of Athanasius to Sophie at some point I assume this figure.

Both Farewell to Autumn, 622 falls Bungo or demonic woman , as well as Insatiability appear as homosexuals. Seduce the main characters, use the arguments about the superiority of view of two men from erotic romance with a woman - which is inherently dominated by the omnipresent lie. According Łohoyskiego relationship with a woman makes a man spospolicenie. Bungo, and Athanasius Genezip persuasions are friends and each of them gaining experience homoerotycznej. Homosexual behavior as seducers like a bit of women, such as Duke Nevermore whispers tenderly, "Bungusiu" like a demonic lover. However, just as in love Łohoyski Sophie becomes a victim of indecision Tazi. Homosexual love is on a par with drugs and rubbing to death an attempt to extract the essence of life and overcome unsaturation.

Insatiability and to pursue the death

constantly present desire to attain meet the heroes of the novel leads to rubbing Witkacy to death. A woman, the epitome of sexuality has also become a symbol of unsaturation, which must at all costs to destroy. Love u Witkiewicz is always pathological and inherently impossible. Temporarily satisfies the needs heroes, but the result gives rise to new desires, instead of lifting and sublimate, pushes on the bottom and destroys. Athanasius did not wonder whether love can break free from a sense of unsaturation. Only asks himself is whether it is possible that two separate human hell combined into one. In this he sees the real feeling. Heroes Witkiewicz's novel can not live without love, even if it leads to death. Genezip during his wedding night he murders his beloved wife, Eliza. "For what? For the pain of annihilation to live, but that could never be herself and themselves simultaneously, and for this terrible, unbearable pleasure, (...) for the fact that (...) it never fails to destroy "(Witkiewicz 2003: 430). Another true, the third already (the feeling of the Duchess of Ticonderoga and the Persians) Genezip love ends in disaster. Also, initially unconsciously loved by Athanasius, Sophie decides to
- in the last month of pregnancy - to commit suicide while killing her unborn child, not seeing the meaning of their lives after becoming witnessed her husband's betrayal. Although for a moment before his death, he feels great sorrow for traconym life, but it is already too late to change anything. Her ghost will haunt soon wiarołomnego husband thinks that despite the view of the most beautiful and also the most intelligent lover will not find happiness.

Women Witkiewicz not form. With the exception of Mrs. Acne, opera singer, none can be called an artist. For this reason, suffers Hela, who does not agree with their origin. A woman wishes to be someone else, would like to do something, and it is in only able to process. Two other heroine of the novel Witkacy serve an important function, however, in creative act. Angela, a friend of Bungo, makes a rather mysterious impression. It's good, quiet, undemanding, but at the same time completely closed in the - if you already have someone wants to criticize it is demonic, "only to itself" (Witkiewicz 2005: 65) - not want to leave because from their isolation to the world. It falls through the Bungo in state in which to compose. He can not determine what for him as an influence, it is not in able to cite any valid sentences for art that women Sometimes it seems to him that reads Angelika in his thoughts. I feel bound to it as the bride, although not remain in erotic relationship. In some point, however, forces her to leave, because he feels too dependent, wants freedom. And she, as she lived humbly with him so humbly leaves. A similar figure is Suffretka Nunberg One of output, with the difference that in contrast seems to be quite out of this Angeliki world, it raises desire, his beloved Marcel. When a man is working, staring in every movement of his brush. Not a lover departs on a step. Accustomed to wearing trays at a party and making cookies is unaware that, despite their stupidity and humble is in somewhat medium between inspiration and the artist.

In relations between women and men in novels Witkacy duality is visible. Athanasius thrashes between Zosia and Hela, between his so-called. "Great love" and an unusual fascination and desire. The first is an oasis of peace, her man wants to go back, the second symbolizes the city. For both ideal partner would be if you were able to "connect" with someone else yet. Genezip Kapen in their feelings to Irina and is split - when he realizes that the Duchess de Ticonderoga is in age of his mother, feels her disgust, but desire is stronger. Seeing sleeping sister, wants to melt it in one of Eliza, envy them both clean and hope for true love, even if it would not meet. The young Lilian is indeed engaged, but treats this condition quite indifferently. Kissing boyfriend do not make any impression on it, but the real exaltation is experiencing, listening to the confessions of his brother: it is the Genezip looks with admiration. Duchess Irina is also split into two - sometimes treats his boyish lover with maternal tenderness - it is after all younger than her real son. Family relationships are specific characters. Hela such suspects, and did not conceal that in addition to parental sensitivity to her father living a very different feeling - ie simply the " in loves her and is jealous. Witkiewicz's heroines, like the men portrayed, are by no means constant in their endeavors. Would have a big problem with determining what you really want from life - if because fulfill their desires or wishes of more serious (eg having an affair with a particular man), I never give them the happiness they are permanent .

Witkacy: Two heads (DP)

Program betrayal and love

In Farewell to Autumn 622 and downs Bunga program appears theme of betrayal. A woman becomes a cure for lust of another women - least that would both Bungo as and Athanasius. Hela be antydotem Zosia and the Tazi encompassing love for her, that man can not understand. Betrayed by his wife seeks consolation Azalin Prepudrech in arms of another woman - 16-year Iza is an antidote to Hela. The prince wants to heal the wounds and forget the humiliation, Athanasius and feels the need to overcome not betray his fiancee really, and this is only possible and Only with Hela. Even then, a young Jewish woman for him, contrary to what in that time believed that the most important woman - is convinced that only her son could have. Subsequent pregnancy Sophie fills him with disgust and fear, and death of an unborn child makes him in a sense of relief. Used by Acne Bungo wants a break from the influence of his mistress, to break away from dependence from it. But an affair with a young Zizi not give him any satisfaction, though it benefits from some sort of respectability in the demonic artist. Fascinated by Acne Bungo must simply grow, just like the acne grows up (the word "akne 'means just' acne ').

Does this mean that
in world heroes novel it may be true love? What's more, if it is not just an ordinary word, or a bond as such is in even needed? Or maybe it is worth asking, as does the fiance Lilian, Sturfan Abnol of Insatiability : "Do women are sometimes horrid shrines, in are confident onanistyczni idolaters worship themselves, even under the guise of a completely authentic love? "(Witkiewicz 2003: 276). If so, does this in both parties. Hela glowing desire, Princess Irina, and above all, Mrs. Acne only stare at her lover through the prism of their own desires and expectations. His love gives pleasure to their female vanity. Sophie also treats Athanasius selfishly - it is a means to ensure that she could become a girlfriend, lover, wife, mother. women want in eyes behold a man confirmed their attractiveness, their desire to meet desires, and at the same time feel its power. In male-female relationships in Witkacy no place targeted to love another human being.

In catastrophism Witkacy , which gives expression to the in novels, is part of the vision women future. What will it be if a change? Heroes Farewell to Autumn predict that women take over the social functions of men and thus begin their reign. They have an advantage over the opposite sex with innate intuition and fashionable theory of Bergson gives them a weapon to hand. Athanasius in his conversation with Count Łohoyskim predicts that femininity as such disappears - only shared the role of women of the future and past tenses motherhood becomes - for the former but the "mechanical". When in mountain Zarytem Athanasius planned overnight with Hela, can not sort out their feelings. Eli wants, but is disgusted with eroticism, because he realizes that he submits his whole life, is associated with him all the things that refers to this as the spiritual. Provides for the fact that for some time erotica or disappear, or come to the level of the lowest layers. He imagines the bi-monthly children's parents received in segregation purposes, research and specialization, and mechanized reality in which women without obligation to care for the offspring will gradually tearing men to their classes. Duchess Irina, mother and sister and partake Genezip poor boy vision of the future world, in the creation of want to play an important role in educating new and better generation of "inside the apparent mechaniczności" (Witkiewicz 2003: 249). Modern women and their plans to raise part of the future of humanity is a reality, in which the individual as such, ceases to be reckoned with.

Women from the world of the novel by Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz differ in age, experience, beauty, disposition. They are bored with life and looking for every possible entertainment as well as men. There are also very strong and very weak wield
hands in power, from which they are proud but whose desire to get rid of suffering, not having anyone to give it back or not being able to do so. To achieve its objectives, using the power of lies, humiliating, and want to be humiliated, tormented and wish to be tortured. Sometimes, sometimes silly, yet without ceasing to be extremely clever. They are connected by many - above all, their way of thinking can not understand men too much in the conflict. Sometimes, feeling acutely his loneliness, however, should wish to be understood by the opposite sex. However, it is impossible to achieve, even if it were, no doubt this possibility zrezygnowałyby - in jackals would deprive them power. In this case, each of the heroines Witkiewicz consciously or unconsciously in indefinitely maintained his game.


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