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.
Morality: The Constant Battle After comparing the stories The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edger Alan Poe, and A good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor, it’s clear that murder and absurdity are the main focuses of each story. I noticed that both contained the underlying value of morality, or lack thereof. The authors create ridiculous crimes in order to emphasize the relationship between crime and morality. A Good Man is Hard to Find demonstrates social morality, while The Murders in the Rue Morgue displays individual morality. Both stories are about crime, but they more closely illustrate how experience sculpts an individual’s morality, which leads to their downfall.
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Crime and Punishment exposes us to a character who is engrossed by his dueling personalities. Raskolnikov, throughout the novel, is shown as one of two people; a sensitive, caring, and compassionate person, or a dark and indifferent psychopath. His “dark side” is what leads to committing the murders of Alyona Ivanova and her sister. The personality battle presented in Raskolnikov after the murders show that it creates an inner conflict. This inner conflict grows and grows, becoming worse and worse until it drives him insane with guilt and forces him to confess to his act.
Ayn Rand was born into a wealthy family in Russia. Life was impressive until the Soviets came into power and took away all her family's wealth. She went from living a happy, comfortable life to struggling and almost starving to death. Ayn Rand had the perspective of seeing both capitalism and communism first hand. Communism destroyed her comfortable way of life and inspired her to write the book Anthem.