Don Juan, The Eight Deadly Sin

Don Juan is a very interesting character. He does not refute God as an atheist, but at the same time he feels that religion is somehow not all its hyped up to be. His attitude can be described as feeling above religion, as if it doesn’t apply to him because he is more important than other people(Pride). What we see in Don Juan is the collection of several of the “Deadly sins” being consistently repeated throughout the play. Don Juan’s numerous marriages, divorces, and mistresses exhibit his extreme lust for women, and especially beautiful women. He reasons that he has the right to pursue any beautiful women, due to the fact that their beauty should be enjoyed by man, and what right does man have to keep that beauty from the rest of the world. His argument, although extremely flawed, makes sense to him. It also shows that Don Juan is addicted to the chase. He loves the beginnings of a relationship, where one has to work and use romance to charm a woman, but once he has become the master of that woman he loses passion for her and needs to find a new woman to entice him.

Don Juan’s character is extremely immoral to say the least. He is lustful, proud of his lifestyle, and even seems to boast of this lifestyle to his servant Sganarelle. He is the perfect example of an “addict,” someone who can’t live without romance, but this does not make him a hopeless romantic. His actions do not benefit women, he only breaks their hearts. Instead he only cares for himself, and this narcissistic attitude is what leads him to his eventual doom. Don Juan’s narcissism and lust for women, along with repeatedly breaking the hearts of these women, ironically become his fate when Karma eventually catches up to him.