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Aporias of Modernity and Redemption

Author ZhangLing
Tutor ZhaoZuo
School Liaoning Normal University
Course Comparative Literature and World Literature
Keywords John Updike Modernity Predicament Salvation
Type Master's thesis
Year 2010
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American writer John Updike (John Updike ,1932-2009) in the United States since the 1950s , the most important heavyweight writers . He is one of the few serious writer mastered the mass reading tastes . Updike good at depicting the American middle class life known to the world , to be called \His life himself, and won almost all American literature class awards . His life, his pen stopped working , and passed away in 2009 , a total of 64 published novels , poetry , prose commentaries , collections of short stories , novels only on as many as 25 . Which began in the 1850s Rabbit series of novels the most commendable , is his most important series of works . This series Updike rabbit Harry this little guy as the hero tracing his life experience from 26 years old to 56 years old , Harry Perspective portray the full range of the social life of the state of the American middle class , behavioral characteristics , emotional mode ethical awareness , moral values ??, cultural patterns , as well as traditional , political , religious , and many reflect the delicate nature of the experience in the United States half a century of social change and values ??change . In this paper, Updike Rabbit tetralogy ( \predecessors research as a starting point , based on the text reading , research Updike described by the modern survival predicament in which to produce this predicament . Dig Updike described the survival predicament foreshadowing in the text , that is, for the whole community , he provided salvation methods and strategies . The paper is divided into three chapters, the first chapter , introduce modern and American society as a whole display condition . Chapter II , research analysis Updike eyes of the plight of modern life , as well as lead to the reasons for these difficulties . Chapter commentary Updike salvation recipe for American society . Finally, the concluding part of Updike insight into the worldly vicissitudes of sharp vision , and as a scholar and sociologist profiling social , desires improved social and literary master of a thoughtful and responsible .

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