The Floating Opera Analysis

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ABSTRACT The purpose of this study is to discuss how John Barth represents the masked modern society in his novel The Floating Opera .The novel is realistic by premise however; the reality of an experience is curiously unconvincing. The novel is a comedy of existential absurdity. The uncertainties, the fears, the debilitating angst, and the pervasive temper of near nihilistic despair that the protagonist Todd experiences are the dominant dispiriting tensions of the century. Barth did not intend the rendition of Todd’s free associations to be a sincere representation of a man’s inner reality. In this novel he wanted to illustrate the futility of asking the reason for living while acknowledging the futility of human existence. Keywords: Absurdity, Theatrum mundi, Psychological Trauma, Feeling of Paranoid Citation: APA Syamchand,S.& Selvaraj.A.(2018) The Masked Reality in John Barth’s The Floating Opera.Veda’s…show more content…
MLA Syamchand,Soumy and A.Selvaraj. “The Masked Reality in John Barth’s The Floating Opera.” Veda’s Journal of English Language and Literature JOELL, Vol.5, no.1, 2018, pp.189-192. Author(s) retain the copyright of this article Copyright © 2018 VEDA Publications Author(s) agree that this article remains permanently open access under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 International License
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