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Looking for an Unfound Door

Author: ZuoShuang
Tutor: WangXinChun
School: Northeast Forestry University
Course: English Language and Literature
Keywords: Existentialism Ridiculous Freedom of choice American experience The survival of the human
CLC: H315.9
Type: Master's thesis
Year: 2010
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Thomas Wolfe is the 20th century, one of the greatest writers in the United States. His name often and Hemingway, Faulkner, Fitzgerald arranged together. His short life, which completed a total of four autobiographical novels, which makes his position in the literary world, such as Japan and China liters. \The novel is published, aroused a strong response. In this autobiographical novel, the hero Eugene is generally considered to be the incarnation of author Thomas Wolfe, and many of the characters in the book can be found in the life of the author of the prototype. From Eugene Gantt was born, the novel has been written to him to leave the house to go to Harvard, the main description of Eugene's inner growth experience, reflecting the process of gradually matured. Most of Wolf's work is to explore the loneliness, alienation, inner experience, they are looking for the meaning of life, and the shackles of their families to fight in order to open up new horizons, and concern for human survival, freedom and choice existentialism who happens to coincide. This paper is the analysis from the existential point of view of this novel. The thesis consists of five parts. The first part consists of Thomas Wolfe Profile novel \The second part of the use of \Ridiculous marriage of Eugene's parents Gantt intended Elisha, You Jincheng long in loneliness and confusion, the tragedy of life and the absurd lives of the other children of the Gantt home analysis. Eugene one it is a microcosm of the absurdity of the world we live. The third part is the use of the interpretation of the existentialist theory about the \Eugene to explore the meaning of life and his family life in the sink, in stark contrast. Eugene efforts to escape the presence of untrue, created by selecting the meaning of life to pursue the real presence. Looking for true my way to find fantasy novel Eugene, from knowledge to find, and to find life and self. The fourth part of the American experience of the novel reproduction, and the survival of the human reflection. The novel reflects many aspects of the American experience and human survival situation. For example, the novel reflects the disillusionment of the American dream with the pursuit of the \The fifth part is the conclusion of this paper summarizes the existentialist elements in the novel, and re-emphasized the significance of the novel.

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