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 grew to appreciate Lu’s writing more and more as I progressed through the set. The short stories all date from about in China, a period of revolution and political upheaval and social change.

Is there an increased use of animal imagery and references as the story progresses? And, of course it was “A Madman’s Diary” – considered the first modern piece of Chinese fiction.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Aug 27, Marilyn rated it it was amazing. In addition to “A Madman’s Diary”, the collection also includes the following: Ku was very displeased.

Is it significant that he is a doctor? But I had to say:. The behaviour of the men and women in the street a few days ago, and my elder brother’s attitude these last few days, make it quite obvious.

What does it mean to suggest that she was eaten? I took the diary away, read it through, and found that he had suffered from a form of persecution complex.

I have only just realized that I have been living all these years in a place where for four thousand years they have been eating human flesh. Ku example, the second diary even begins with his obvious paranoia. Joel De La Cruz says: Home Arthur Rimbaud Poems Blake: The part when he talks about ancient times and the history book he read is caught my attention.


From Lu Xun sometimes supported the Chinese Communist Party, although he never became a member of it. These few days I have been thinking again: What is hidden in the darkness? April 30, at 4: Incidentally, this literary work concerns only five percent of his total oeuvre. But the stone that sunk doary the depths?

There was a murderous gleam in his eyes, and fearing that I would see it he lowered his head, stealing glances at me from the side of his spectacles. Is it an allegorical attack on ancient Confucian values or the ravings of a delusional voice? if

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Is modern capitalism any better? What does it mean to “eat” another human being? Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment. He feels everybody is there to get him, even children and his own brother.

Mar 28, Petra Eggs rated it liked it Shelves: What does Lu Xun want for people to do? He is convinced that sooner bt later he will be eaten. This brought me back to the use of the idea of courage. Behind the veil of insanity the author skillfully hides some of the most sensitive problems.

Two brothers, whose names Fo need not mention here, were both good friends of mine in high school; but after a separation of many years we gradually lost touch. Naast het schrijven gaf Lu Xun les op de Universiteit van Peking, en was hij redacteur van verschillende literaire tijdschriften. I begin to realize that during the past thirty-odd years I have been in the dark. The most well-known is the story that gives the collection its name, “Diary of a Madman”, where Lu Xun uses the madman’s paranoiac fear of cannibalism as a metaphor for the way Chinese society ate up its people.


Hij schreef verhalen, gedichten, essays en vertalingen. Byy story accounts his half-hearted attempts to prepare for class, and the humour comes from his vain-glorious musings that contrast with his actual, pathetic state.

The old man sat down, closed his eyes, fumbled for some time and remained still for some time; then he opened his shifty eyes and said, “Don’t let your imagination run away with you. It is ironic that he adopts the first-person narrator to avoid revealing himself — this is accomplished in part by the use of two first person narrators the diarist and the person who reads the diary.

Diary of a Madman and Other Stories

While the madman recognizes that cannibalism is widespread around maddman, even his old brother attempts to eat him, he was extremely fearful.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This incident left me even more bewildered. Naturally that sets them roaring with delighted laughter.

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Lu Xun’s story is often described diayr exposing the “cannibalistic feudal society” of pre-revolution China. This is a collection of jadman short stories by Lu Xun. In both museums, the visitor must be aware that the image given of Lu Xun is colored in communist tones. May 13, at 1: The idea of courage that repeats itself in the diaries.

Borrows the dogs from Gogol, but Lu Xun is a more concerned with cannibalism than Spanish kings.