Changes of Human Mentality and Construction of the Physical Body: Diary of a Madman and Metamorphosis

Lu Xun and Kafka’s utilization of the physical body allows for the presentation of personal criticisms towards aspects of modernity and the social, political and economic changes of the movement. Modernity, due to its nature of bringing about change, encourages the development of thoughts and feelings across the ‘body’ of humanity, which in turn is … Read moreChanges of Human Mentality and Construction of the Physical Body: Diary of a Madman and Metamorphosis

Theme of the “Little Man” in Gogol’s The Overcoat and Diary of a Madman

Though rather simple in plot and structure, Gogol’s short stories carry deep moral messages, which are urgent beyond time and place. One of these is a theme of a little man, who is a poor person, is not respected by those with higher ranks, and is usually driven to despair by his life conditions. This … Read moreTheme of the “Little Man” in Gogol’s The Overcoat and Diary of a Madman