Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Non-conformity in The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea, Medea, a
Non-conformity in The boater Who Fell From modify With the Sea, Medea, and The Stranger We are constantly being affected our surroundings. As a result, our attitudes and personalities are a product of our experiences and the various environments in which they occurred . Furthermore, the party we zippy in presents to us a set of standards, values, and givens that we may or may not agree with. In literature, the society plays a major spot in affecting the characters thoughts and actions. In The Sailor who Fell From Grace with the Sea, The Stranger, and Medea, the characters are affected by their society, and their actions reflect their conformity (or non-conformity) to it. Ultimately, non-conformity in these works pee-pee the conflicts that make the plots interesting. In Yukio Mishimas The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea , the characters are presented with the relatively modern society of post World War 2 Japan. Since the war, as Japan underwent their second industria l revolution, it became more permeable to western culture(since it was a major contender of international business). Since Japan has always been a nation that stressed the importance of preserving its culture(imposing isolationism at one point), these changes did not go down so smoothly. Mishima expresses this discomfort by depicting two characters with confrontation grounds of non-conformity. One being Fusako a non-conformist in a handed-down perspective, and the other Noboru, a non-conformist in a contemporary perspective. In Albert Camus The Stranger, society only affects the main character, Meursault, after he comes to a mid-story crisis. For all practicable purposes, Meursault was living in a French society of the 30s, whereas Al... ...rent does not conform. The authors traffic to us on the characters places in society help us to unite to and comprehend their actions. If Meursault hadnt been so detached from society, Noboru so discontented with society, and Medea so r evengeful toward society, we wouldnt have half of the justification needed to understand the murders that took place in the works. Given the presented material about conformity, I conclude that the stories plots indeed age around the unique attributes of the non-conformers, and as result, spark the readers imagination to the fullest. Works Cited Euripedes Medea, Greece 431 BC Camus, Albert (Translated by Matthew Ward) The Stranger , New York, Vintage International, 1988 Mishima, Yukio. (Translated by John Nathan) The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea, New York, Vintage International, 1993.