The struggle for liberation and the acquisition of independences by black people are embodied by the protagonist, Christopher in La Tragédie du roi Christophe by Aimé Césaire. In addition, a spiritual dimension was needed to unite black community across the globe. King Christopher is a source of spiritual inspiration which is grounded on faith in hard work whose aim is the ongoing uplift of man. Therefore, there is a sort of religiosity in La Tragédie du roi Christophe, which does not necessarily conjure up a divine entity to look for a long term solution, for instance the quest for freedom and independence. This personal religious stance that King Christopher adopts based on faith in hard work corresponds to a literary utopia which, beyond the citadel symbol, is at the core of the creation of a new society.
"La religiosité dans La tragédie du roi Christophe d’Aimé Césaire,"
Présence Francophone: Revue internationale de langue et de littérature: Vol. 77
, Article 7.
Available at: https://crossworks.holycross.edu/pf/vol77/iss1/7