In Baudelaire's prose poem, "L'Etranger," the initial question, the conspicuous monotony of questions and answers, the extreme banality, and the form (interrogation-response in dialogue) are all elements that suggest its having
A cursory reading of Mérimée's La Partie de trictrac may lead us to concur with Taine's conclusion that cheating at backgammon and the ensuing loss of personal honor are the central incidents of the story.
Vigny's Stello reflects personal, literary, and political dilemmas arising around 1830. Vigny's answer in Stello is one of "no answer" or a "theory of uncertainty" that is basically one of existential freedom and authenticity.
The theme of love is a constant throughout Jarry's major works; however, each one examines love from a unique angle. As love metamorphoses from work to work, it gives evidence of a particular facet of Jarry's own personality.