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An Analysis of the Alienation Theme in the Tree of Man

Author ChengLiJuan
Tutor ChenZhengFa
School Anhui University
Course English Language and Literature
Keywords Patrick White The Tree of Man Alienation Interpersonal Pain
Type Master's thesis
Year 2010
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This thesis is based on theory of alienation, Patrick White's novel masterpiece, \As an Australian writer with a strong sense of social responsibility, the White strokes always keep up with the pace of the times, people's mental state of Australian society in transition, loss, helplessness and soul experienced hardships include into their own literary creation. However, since the publication of the book \, character analysis, mysticism, and so on, so far, rarely on the theme of \Therefore, this article attempts to be inventive, to reveal the less visible, but everywhere in the sense of alienation in this work has hailed as \Firstly, the \Then, the article focused investigated the Alienation White manifested in this work. Highlight two points: in White pen, the city is regarded as a hotbed of alienation, it deprives people of subjectivity and self-will, once you were in, people will lose the ability to judge the world, or become helpless and loss or alienation slaves matter. Alienation, indifference, isolation, which flooded. White's Alienation is also reflected in his story structure. The end of each part of the novel ended to some failure of the heroine, Amy, the author intended to show that fate sometimes an imperious alienation force, the failure is doomed subjective efforts are a The kinds of futile, can not fight destiny. This paper analyzes the concrete manifestation of alienation in \The novel's hero Stan, Amy and Selma are experiencing varying degrees, different forms of self-alienation, loneliness are unable to get rid of the performance for Stan strong possessive of Amy and Selma fanatical pursuit of material wealth. The result is, The Stein loss of cognitive abilities of the world, Amy loss of self-worth and spiritual freedom, Selma transformed into slaves of material wealth. \between genuine communication and understanding become impossible. Seemingly so-called love, friendship, mutual assistance, but efforts to meet certain social norms in order to cover up their own emptiness, reserving manifested. The last concluding section summarizes the main content of the above sections, and once again stated Patrick White, the great concern of the alienation experienced by Australian society in transition, people and the destiny of mankind as a whole philosophical thinking.

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