Post Modernism Philosophy, Art, Literature, Term Paper

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Many critics consider the name Godot to be a hidden name for God. Godot in the end is a paradox. The dramatist described in his play the person at the end of the World War II. It is a person who can be characterized as master and victim of will. The characters have a will but their wishes destroy them. The characters are waiting for someone or something to save them.

From the aesthetic point-of-view the postmodernism movement pleads for an anti-narrative structure of the work. Tarantino's film, "Pulp Fiction," doesn't have a classic plot. Two stories that seem unrelated come together in a "non linear plot." The first story is about two thieves, Honey Bunny and Pumpkin who decide to rob a restaurant, and the second story of two hit men working for mob, named Vincent and Jules.

The novel "Finnegan's Wake" by James Joyce is constructed using strange loops through the action. The main character is called Finnegan and the writer puts his character through different situations. Finnegan falls from a scaffold and dies, but in his dream he goes through many experiences: he is a warrior, an explorer invading land, "a victim of a vengeful pirate queen." The progress of the book is complicated especially as it "draws in mythologies, theologies, mysteries, philosophies, histories, sociologies, astrology, other fictions, alchemy, music, color, nature, sexuality, human development, and dozens of languages to create the world drama in whose cycles we live." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finnegans_Wake)

The cultural aspect regards a polymorphic sexuality, post modern attitudes and protest. "Blow up" by Michelangelo Antonioni depicted the story of a photographer who is witness to a crime and doesn't even know, and doesn't get involved. It is an antihero, the movie becomes an attitude against shallow society.

In the movie "Swept Away," the main character is a married woman who goes on a cruse without her husband, a storm throws them on a deserted island and eventually get involved romantically.

Some choices to joining global culture of consumption have been offered by post modernism. Globalization is acknowledged as creating a society "culturally pluralistic and profoundly interconnected." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postmodernism)

Bibliography

Klages, M. 2003 "Postmodernism." University of colorado. http://www.colorado.edu/English/courses/ENGL2012Klages/pomo.html

Wikipedia The Free encyclopedia, "Posmodernism" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postmodernism

Wikipedia The Free encyclopedia "Waiting for Godot" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waiting_for_Godot

Wickipedia The Free encyclopedia "Finnegan's Wake http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finnegans_Wake

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Bibliography

Klages, M. 2003 "Postmodernism." University of colorado. http://www.colorado.edu/English/courses/ENGL2012Klages/pomo.html

Wikipedia The Free encyclopedia, "Posmodernism" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postmodernism

Wikipedia The Free encyclopedia "Waiting for Godot" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waiting_for_Godot

Wickipedia The Free encyclopedia "Finnegan's Wake http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finnegans_Wake

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