Thursday, May 22, 2014

Conflict in Literature


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18 comments:

Sumana Roy said...

:D

Anonymous said...

amazing !

jamsco said...

Does anyone have any examples of "Man Vs Author"?

(not necessarily your) Uncle Skip, said...

I'm tempted to say anything by Ayn Rand might be an example of man v. author.

Grant said...

@jamsco: Kurt Vonnegut's "Breakfast of Champions"

Eliza B. said...

What about women?

Anonymous said...

The People of Paper by Salvador Plascencia is an excellent example of Man vs. Author. In the novel, the characters declare war on the author and attempt to block the author and readers from viewing their lives by covering the pages with large blocks of ink. It is quite effective.

Anonymous said...

Great and truthful illustration!
Btw, film Stranger than Fiction (2006) is the example of Man vs. Author.

Davo said...

ahahah man vs reality is the best.
for that guy who ask for examples of man vs author you have Augusto, main character of Miguel de Unamuno's "Niebla" (Mist) or the mutiple metafiction characters in Rodrigo Fresan's "Los Jardines de Kengsington" (Gardens of Kengsington) based in the story of Peter Pan's creation. in the celuloid you have the popular film "Stranger than fiction" or the animation "Rejected". now i have to read that Vonnegut.

faizal abd fathi said...

steady!

Anonymous said...

Man vs Author

Sophie's World

PLP said...

Achilles of Homer's Iliad fulfills one or two of the "classical" conflicts (man vs. man; perhaps also man vs. god); but more crucial to the epic are its two "modern" conflicts (man vs. society and man vs. self).

One might also make the case that Odysseus in the Odyssey exemplifies all three "classical" conflicts and the first two "modern" conflicts. I'm not sure about the "postmodern" conflicts, but he usurps Homer's position as poet (does this count as man vs. author?) and in so doing refashions reality (does this count as man vs. reality?).

Unknown said...

@jamsco Sophie's World would be the obvious example of man vs author.

Anonymous said...

@jamsco My favorite example of Man vs Author is: If on a winter's night a traveler from Italo Calvino.
Actually is Reader vs Author :-)

Anonymous said...

What dies man Vs. No god mean?
Or
Man Vs. Reality?

こまさふぁりーな said...

"MAN vs AUTHOR" means, i guess, "MAN vs WRITING WORDS".

Julián said...

I'd say Niebla (Mist as is usually translated to english) by Miguel de Unamuno would be the best example of Man vs Author.

Anonymous said...

Mr Snider unfortunately missed the point of Postmodernism and forgot to replace "man" with "people".