Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance Analysis

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Humans themselves are natural, yet the actions they take in an effort to understand the universe are not. They construct definitions, saying that if it is one thing then it is not another. Contrast and opposing forces are essential elements of the comprehension of reality. A knife is taken to the world, chopping and slicing the whole into parts. This process is completed in order to assist with the navigation of its complexities, in order to provide a sense of convenience. Though this may be a necessary function of life for humans, the true flaw lies in the mistaken assumption that such divisions are intrinsic to reality. The result of such a belief is the feeling that humans too, are separate things. This sense of alienation has a negative impact on everything, on the human experience itself. When synthesizing the novel Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance as well as the Tao Te…show more content…
One of the most prevalent ideas in Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is that the world is divided into two contrasting systems that represent entirely different ways of being. These divisions are entitled Classic and Romantic, and is said to be the main split that is in existence. A classical viewpoint focuses on reason, laws and
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