Gustave Flaubert Classics: Herodias

Gustave Flaubert Classics: Herodias

by Gustave Flaubert
     
 
"Herodias" by Gustave Flaubert is a short story, part of the collection, Three Tales. "Herodias" is the retelling of the beheading of John the Baptist. It starts slightly before the arrival of the Syrian governor, Vitellius. Herodias holds a huge birthday celebration for her second husband, Herod Antipas. Unknown to him, she has concocted a plan to behead John.

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"Herodias" by Gustave Flaubert is a short story, part of the collection, Three Tales. "Herodias" is the retelling of the beheading of John the Baptist. It starts slightly before the arrival of the Syrian governor, Vitellius. Herodias holds a huge birthday celebration for her second husband, Herod Antipas. Unknown to him, she has concocted a plan to behead John. According to Flaubert, this plan entails making her husband fall in love with her daughter, Salomé, leading to him promising her whatever she wants. Salomé, obviously in line with the instructions of her mother, will ask for John's head. Everything goes as planned. John has been repeatedly insulting the royals, so the king does not think long before granting Salomé's wish. The crowd gathered for the party waits anxiously while the executioner, Mannaeus, kills John. The story ends with some of John's disciples awaiting the Messiah.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781105696367
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
04/24/2012
Sold by:
LULU PRESS
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
356 KB

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