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Diary of a Madman and Other Stories has ratings and 78 reviews. Petra Eggs said: I listened to the title story, rather than read the book (which mi. When I first began to read Lu Xun’s Diary of a Madman, I read it in a very literal way and was a little bit confused. At first I asked myself. In this lesson, we will analyze and interpret the short story ‘Diary of a Madman’ by Lu Xun. This story contains the diary of a man who descends.

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It was the first and most influential modern work written in vernacular Chinese in the republican era, and would become a cornerstone piece of the New Culture Movement. There are a group of guys called Roadrats, driving a truck and capturing others. In other words, he hopes that the future will learn to stand up against oppression and gain the bravery and courage to speak their minds.

He feared everyone and trusted no one not even his very own brother; who he accused of wanting to eat him. Here, he works a hyperbolic vein generally similar to that used by Jonathan Swift in “A Modest Proposal”.

Meski begitu, dalam membaca cerpen-cerpen ini, kesungguhan agaknya menjadi hal yang penting.

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I began to analyze the diaries as an attempt to describe the or values in the Chinese society. Obviously intended as political allegory, it concerns the written record of a young man who, in the throes of madness, extrapolates the tyranny of old, rural values in I didn’t read this book, I just read one story and, honestly, I read that one story online thank you MARXISTS.

These fo notes on the first part and just an expression of regret that I did not get to read more of Lu Hsun, as it was written on the pages of the book. Lu spoke of his view of lh and was able to create an indirect interpretation of what many people face; not only in China but I feel it relates around the world. The part when he talks about ancient times and the history book he read is caught my attention.

What sorts of animals are alluded to? Apart from the fact that Lu Xun bridges the gap between classical and modern Chinese literature, his work, without renouncing his Chinese origin, also ties in with the international literature of that time. Lu Xun went to the best schools where he also learned English and German among much more here he became acquainted with Western science and ideas. In both museums, diafy visitor must be aware that the image given of Lu Xun is colored in communist tones.


Cerpen terakhir di buku ini juga asyik dibaca. I do not think I will return to his stories and I xu miss a lot, but there it is. As one of those intractable translation dilemmas, I don’t think a perfect solution to square this circle exists. He was educated at government schools, went to study in Li both lack of funds ended this.

In addition to a handful of poems, it consists of twenty-six short stories. The other day the dog in the Chao house looked at me several times; obviously it is in the plot too and has become their accomplice.

I thought he was bu delusional character, because of the ways he describes the different people he walked by in the street.

But just because I am brave they are the more eager to eat me, in order to acquire some of my courage. Ku Chiu means “Ancient Times. Two brothers, whose names I need not mention here, were both good friends of mine in high school; but after a separation diay many years we gradually lost touch.

Via Xiamen en Kanton kwam hij uiteindelijk in Shanghai mdaman, waar hij veilig was in de buitenlandse concessies.

Diary of a Madman

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Early this morning I went to look for my elder brother. Feels to me like a book that you would be assigned to read in a Chinese Civ class.

Its main benefit to me was in helping me get very sleepy at night. The narrator possessed courage which was rare trait at that time, so people wanted to eat him in order to gain some for themselves. The “madman” sees ” cannibalism xn both in his family and the village around him, and he then finds cannibalism in the Confucian classics which had long been credited lk a humanistic concern for the mutual obligations q society, and thus for the superiority of Confucian civilization. Kung I Chi is one of the regular customers, who accumulates debt.


My sister was only five at the time. Marxists Internet Archive The old man sat down, closed his eyes, fumbled for some time and remained still for some time; then he opened his shifty eyes and said, “Don’t let your imagination run away with you. How does he interpret the words “benevolence, righteousness, and morality”?

The madman’s ideas represent in part the changes sought by the Revolution of — a spirit of progress and reform at both the personal and social levels; the rejection of an oppressive traditionalism, ignorance, and conformity. For instance, the lengthy Introduction walks through the satirical nature of some of the material, although you would have to be a scholar of earlyth century China to appreciate it, and to understand what it was satirizing – such as Chinese social customs and overall backwardness.

Diary of a Madman and Other Stories

In strikte zin is het werk van Lu Xun niet autobiografisch maar hij gebruik zijn eigen levensverhaal en ervaringen wel als de bouwstenen voor zijn verhalen. Are we all cannibals in some respect? The beams and rafters shook above my head.

It also made it comprehensible for many people in society. Or is it that he has hardened his heart to do something he knows is wrong? Een correctie waar hij zelf waarschijnlijk erg od mee zou zijn geweest. Madmwn ask other readers questions about Diary of a Madman and Other Storiesplease sign up. Staying in the Hongkou neighborhood of Shanghai innear Lu Xun Park, was wonderful serendipity that lead to the discovery of a very interesting artist. Hyenas are related to wolves, and wolves belong to the canine species.

They piled on top of me. How can a man like myself, after four thousand years of man-caring history—even though I knew nothing about it at first—ever hope to face real men? It may even be referring to the corrupt government and upper-class people diiary fed off the work of the lower-class people while limiting their freedom.