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. When I first began to read Lu Xun’s Diary of a Madman, I read it in a very literal way and was a little bit confused. At first I asked myself. 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.

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I wondered what grudge these children could have against me to make them behave like this.

Diary of a Madman by Lu Xun

Sometimes when I read a book, I feel like the time and place were just too different from the present for me to really appreciate the literature, and this is one of those books. Chao does not know him, he must have heard talk of this and decided to avenge him, so he is conspiring against me with the people on the road, But then what of the children? Hyenas are related to wolves, and wolves belong to the canine species. There is something likeable about Kung I Chi, and I definitely felt sorry for him, when the situation took a turn for the worse.

Who will save them?

Diary of a Madman and Other Stories

Kung I Chi is one of the regular customers, who accumulates debt. I recenty completed madmsn online course on edX HarvardX: It is highly ambiguous, with an unreliable narrator and unreliable preface.


I knew that in this laughter were courage and integrity. He is evidently just as cruel as before. Dat bleek geen goede keus, en na een jaar ging Lu Xun terug naar Tokio. Ku Chiu’s 1 account sheets ,u many years past, and Mr. Many of those people had studied abroad and learned advance ideas in other countries.

Kebanyakan isinya mengandung protes sosial yang terjadi di masyarakat pada tahun itu, sebelum tahun They seem to have secrets which I cannot guess, and once they are angry they will call anyone a bad character. But if you will just change your ways immediately, then everyone will have peace.

But the stone that sunk to the depths? I don’t know whether it is day or night. Some of them thought that since it had always been so, men should be eaten. Still I was not afraid. I couldn’t recommend it.

How do such references address the problems of Confucianism? The loner of the story attempts to stick to his morals but, to avoid starvation, eventually gives in to the endemic corruption of Chinese society. Aug 27, Marilyn rated it it was amazing. There is a belief, in the parts where the story takes place, that human blood would heal consumption. Why does he vomit after eating a dish of fish?

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She loses her second husband and then her son. Hij besloot dat het belangrijker was ‘gedachten te genezen’ dan lichamen, en werd schrijver. He enforces his concern for the future generations and the children.


I thought he was a delusional character, because of the ways he describes the different people he walked by in the street. There were seven or eight others, who discussed me in a whisper.

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What changes does he believe human beings must undergo? Mixing Chinese daily life with ghosts and death seems like a winning formula, but something lacked energy in these tales.

The ironic thing is that it was during the Cultural Revolution, forty years after this story called for a cultural revolution. Eiary was not afraid, however, but continued on my way. This page was last edited on 10 Decemberat Toch wordt dit literaire werk beschouwd als de kern van zijn oeuvre.

Synopsis The story begins with the narrator’s visit to a pair of brothers who were close friends of his during his school years. What does the madman think of the doctor who comes to examine him? I could not help roaring with laughter, I was so amused.