In this lesson, we will analyze and interpret the short story ‘Diary of a Madman’ by Lu Xun. This story contains the diary of a man who descends. Diary of a Madman: Chinese literature: May Fourth period: of such stories as “ Kuangren riji” (“The Known by the pseudonym Lu Xun, Zhou had studied in. Diary of a Madman and Other Stories has ratings and 78 reviews. Petra Eggs said: I listened to the title story, rather than read the book (which mi.

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They would never be willing to change their stand, and their plans were all laid; they had stigmatized me as a madman. Chao and his dog, all craning their necks to peer in. Nicely done – I liked the resonances with Gogol’s similarly titled tale and I especially liked the bit where the young man, looking through his history books, begins to realize that written between the lines of all books is the secret message “Eat People”!

Retrieved from ” https: He was much younger than my elder brother, but even so he was in it. He decided that it was more important to “heal minds” than bodies, and became a writer. Does the moon have anything to do with his “madness”?

Old Chen drove everybody away. In cursing man-eaters, I shall start with my brother, and in dissuading man-eaters, I shall start with him too. Lu Xun particularly favored Russian writers: What sorts of animals are alluded to? What they like best is for a man to take off his belt, and hang himself from a beam; for then they can enjoy their heart’s desire without being blamed for murder.


The diary tells of the protagonist’s growing obsession with the cannibalism which he believes is routinely practiced by those around him. Bacaan bagus menjelang imlek tahun ini. There were seven or eight others, who discussed me in a whisper.

In Section 9, what makes people reluctant to take “that one little step”? Kekurangan novel ini hanyalah banyaknya salah ketik dari penerbit yang bikin jengkel habis.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The failures of the revolution led intellectuals to study Western philosophy and science with increased urgency. I didn’t q having heard of him before and thinking macman to be a gaping hole in my knowledge of world literature I have been setting about recitifying it.

The first collection features an almost simplistic, direct style of writing belying layered narratives, and thick with sarcastic wit.

En esto radica la genialidad de este relato, que nos deja girando, pensando y tratando de concluir algo, que por la tangente que lo hayamos hecho, diqry igualmente desolador. Apart from the fact that Lu Xun bridges the gap between classical and modern Chinese literature, his work, without renouncing his Chinese origin, also ties in with the international literature of that time.

Ku was very displeased.

Lu Xun Diary of a Madman translation, Pt. I

Is that somehow connected to the name of the village? Contexts Study Questions Links. Hij schreef verhalen, gedichten, essays en vertalingen. What does the madman think of the doctor who comes to examine him? Changing the political system was not enough: Gao takes on a job as a history teacher, a subject of which diarg knows next to nothing.


In Section 6, an enigmatic series of phrases is suddenly inserted: It is very fine today. Some of them thought that since it had always been so, men should be eaten. He returns to the metaphor of cannibalism from time to time, most notably and tragically in “Medicine”, where the cure for tubercu This is a collection of 26 short stories by Lu Xun.

If they eat me, they can eat you as well; members of the same group can madan eat each other.

A Madman’s Diary – Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding 18

It seems to me, although I am not a bad man, ever since I trod on Mr. They piled on top of me. And yet just to think of the mourning then still makes my heart bleed; that is the extraordinary thing about it!

What is their meaning? Lu Xun went to the best schools where he also learned English and Madmsn among much more here he became acquainted with Western science and ideas. Behalve dat Lu Xun hier een brug slaat tussen de klassieke en de moderne Chinese literatuur, sluit zijn werk, zonder zijn Chinese afkomst te verloochenen, ook aan bij de internationale literatuur van die tijd.

Since it is possible to “exchange sons to eat,” then anything can be exchanged, anyone can be eaten.