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The Comparative Study of Chinese and Foreign Literature "Marginals" Image

Author ZhouNa
Tutor LiuTie
School Liaoning University
Course Comparative Literature and World Literature
Keywords “Marginal” Mainstream culture Existential Significance
CLC I106
Type Master's thesis
Year 2011
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This paper focuses on a group of people who were defined and be concerned by other people in the early 20th century , we define such special group as“marginal man.”What the unique character they have is mainly in the relationship between they and the mainstream culture , including the motivators of treading the mainstream , the heterogeneous person of againsting the mainstream ,prowlers of drifting away the mainstream ,impending person in dilemma and activists of passing over the mainstream.Since they’ve been cogninzed , there emerge a great wave either in theory or in real life.Some people regard them as dreadful moster , sniffing at them for which can be the unstable factor in today’s society and even commir a crime with high risk.While someone believed that the“marginal man”have their unique character and can contribute to our society’s harmony and progress with the correct pecognize and guide . Different people hold different ideas.Due to the“marginal man”facing so much embarrassment in the survival picture of mainstream, theorists improve the definition for them day by day , writers aslo appreciate their special circumstance with their sharp sensation.For this reason , they peg away at writing , trying to reflect the nature of human being throughout the analyse of the“marginal man”’s writings,then exploring the future and hope for people.Acthough the time that kind of people be-acceptell is short, there are still many writers creating books for“marginal man”spring up at home and abroad,such as:Holden,Tony·Morrison, Stendhal,Salinger,Kay Lu Yake, Wang shuo,Lu Yao,Wang Xiaobo and so on .“Marginal man”is a real lost of dimension , they go back and forth between the intrinsic culture and mainstream culture.Sometimes,this kind of marginalization seems be a despair in a way as well as the confusion and perplaxity revealed in that procedure . They are not really indifferent to the life , rather than dispel the sense of existence.The emerge of“marginal man”is an inevitable result for the development of society, is a particular power during the open area.For society, this kind of people can be conservative and have the quality of breakthrough.Therefore,the“marginal man”is worthy of us to ponder and research,aslo should have a tolerant attitude for them.Only from a more macro perspective of culture to accept and absorb the essence of all the constituent elements, the society will able to have better development and become a harmonious one. This is also the cultural enlightenment of the essay writing and practical significance lies.

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