Fragmentation In The English Patient

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Fragmented Humanity -Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient, through the lens of Postmodernism Fragmentation, being the major tool of Postmodernism; the concept of fragmented identity has its due importance. The humanity was in a great search for identity after the World War II. Michael Ondaatje's novel The English Patient reads the pulse of the postmodern era. The idea of fragmentation is dealt exclusively in the novel. The distinct nature of post modernity is analyzed through the various forms of fragmentation employed in the novel. The ideology of postmodernism seems very much like modernism. But in the case fragmentation, the dividing line occurs. In modernism fragmentation is mourned and is lamented over. Postmodernism, in contrast, celebrates fragmentation. The…show more content…
Fragmentation- the important aspect of postmodernism is also considered fun, not because it’s confusing but because we know every person’s point of view, giving the reader all the gossip. This then creates a genuine spot light on every character. Fragmentation gives a sense of realistic environment and also makes the novel more interesting to read. The blurry line between reality and fiction is equally important for the reading experience, as the reader is allowed to explore the character’s minds. The breaking of genre is also done to enhance the element of

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