These issues were found to mirror numerous sociopolitical aspects of modern history and contemporary society. The historical contribution to the comprehension of societal balance is overwhelming within Stendhal 's novel. As such, it would be fallacious to adopt societal structures that failed previous societies. Moreover, the justifications for societal alienation rarely lack a historical perspective that perpetuates their dominance in society. Therefore, it is necessary to have sociopolitical considerations to any historically backed notions.
The comparative study of enduring concepts potrayed within two texts of differing compositional milieus, allow for an enhanced understanding of how contempary social paradigms are internalised in the representation of these values. This is evident within both director Fritz Lang’s film, Metropolis (1927) and George Orwell’s prose- fiction novel Nineteen Eighty Four (hereafter 1984) (1949) which examine the universal concerns surrounding technology as a tool for oppression, and the tenacity of the human spirit. Whilst Metropolis operates as a social commentary for a Modernist age experiencing rapid
It correctly displays race relations at the time. Teaching this novel is the best way to open racial conversations, look back at racism in the 1800’s, and understand a great piece of literature. Although the derogatory terms may be offensive to some, history should not be ignored. Race is one of the most complex issues in America; especially
Scrutiny of the methods used to express and shape consciousness through literature is an invaluable means to reveal and understand the socio-cognitive perspectives of this period. Subsequently, leading the audience to find the salient dogmatisms of the era utterly saturated with racial partiality and xenophobia. Defying distance of decay and even the divine spark of reason, such ideologies being uncontested, allowed for institutions of intolerance to metastasize even in societies far removed from one
He viewed his literary and scholarly concerns as autonomous but complementary and as necessary for his spiritual equilibrium and artistic creativity. His works of fiction were written in Romanian, and his major scholarly works were written in French; some 35 of his books have been published in English. Eliade wrote many popular books, his most ambitious and challenging novel is Noaptea de Sânziene (1955; Forêt interdite), which he considered his literary masterpiece and is the focus of this paper. The novel takes place between 1936 and 1948 and includes some of Eliade’s views on the historical tragedy and destiny of the Romanian people. It also reveals Eliade’s key mythical and symbolic trans-historical structures and meanings and the central belief that religious meanings are hidden and camouflaged in contemporary
The Cultural Conflict: An Analysis of Jhumpa Lahiri’s Interpreter of Maladies Manoj Kumar (Research Scholar, Department of English and Modern European Languages, University of Allahabad) Email- email@example.com Abstract The present paper tries to analyze cultural and social theme that we face in the fiction of Jhumpa Lahiri, one of the most dazzling authors of diaspora. The topic of culture is always a matter of interest especially when it has to do with an alien setting. Lahiri’s characters represent different social walks of life and always find themselves caught in two different worlds, one that they have left behind and other in which they try to adjust and thus face a cultural conflict. This cross cultural conflict is always present is most of her stories. The immigrants especially in America easily become accustomed to the tradition and culture and find it suitable to settle there but the craving for their
Mulk Raj Anand is a contemporary writer of Mulk Raj Anand and R.K. Narayan. Mulk Raj Anand is a most remarkable novelist of Indian English literatute in nineteenth century. His famous work The Sword and the sickle (1942) and the caste and communialism have major issues of Mulk Raj Anand’s Untouchable which is a remarcable and revolutionary
Bakhtin school characterized language or discourse to be a social phenomenon. Voloshinov who linked literature to the social and economic platforms, went on further to ascertain that “words are active, dynamic social signs, capable of taking on different meanings and connotations for different social classes in different social and historical situations”. It was too early to talk about sociolinguistics at the time of a pre stage for structuralism and De Saussure’s dichotomies sign and signifier, and synchronic and
According to Edward Hower of the New York Times book review Ghosh’s second novel is “A stunning book-amusing, sad, and truly international in scope” (Prasad 99-100). Maria Couto endorses that verdict by declaring that in The Shadow Lines Ghosh has found his distinctive voice-polished and profound. The ability of Ghosh’s texts to draw on various cultural traditions, along with his own diasporic subjectivity as an Indian of Burmese origin who spent time as a child in Bangladesh, Iran and Sri Lanka, has done his writing in Egypt, and now does it in the US, corresponds well with the subjects of emigration, exile, and cultural displacement addressed in his work. His diasporic subjectivity and the subject matter of his fiction have led many critics to see him as a blossoming post-colonial writer.
Though these works are fictional at point it connects readers’ day to day life and experiences and they find themselves in the fictional characters. Joan Rockwell, in her seminal work, Fact in Fiction: The Use of Literature in the Systematic Study of Society, points out,―Fiction is not only a representation of social reality, but also a necessary functional part of social control, and also, paradoxically, an important element in social change. It plays a large part in the conduct of politics and, in general, gives symbols and modes of life in those less easily defined, but basic areas such as norm values, and personal and interpersonal behavior.