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Title :『気まぐれパス』:幻想と現実
Title alternative :The Wayward Bus: Illusion and Reality
Authors :仲地, 弘善
Authors alternative :Nakachi, Kozen
Issue Date :Dec-1987
Abstract :According to Steinbeck, "there are four levels of statement" in his fiction and very few will arrive at "the fourth level" And, thanks to the accumulation of scholarly works on steinbeck and his fiction, we are now in a position to point out that "the fourth level" is related to Steinbeck's concept of "non-teleological thinking" and "breaking through," the mechanism of which creates "philosophical conclusions arrived at, not through statement but only through structure." What I am trying to do, in this paper, is to explain how Steinbeck's concept of "non-teleological thinking" and "breaking through" concept functions in The Wayward Bus. A close analysis of The Wayward Bus reveals that the main character, Juan Chicoy, plays two roles in the novel, that is, as an individual who is going to "break through" to an understanding of "a deep thing," his whole self, and as "the non-teleological deity" whose existence discloses the ugly reality of the passengers in his bus. By bringing the bus into the mire in the old road and leaving each of the passengers to face his or her own problem, Juan Chicoy gets the opportunity to break through to an understanding of his own reality and makes the passengers, including the readers, face theirs, too. That is, the mechanism of Steinbeck's concept of "non-teleological thinking" and "breaking through" is deeply imbedded in the structure of The Wayward Bus.
Type Local :紀要論文
ISSN :03877957
Publisher :琉球大学法文学部
URI :http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12000/7048
Citation :琉球大学語学文学論集 no.32 p.153 -173
Appears in Collections:No.32(1987/12)

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