Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Tutorial 6

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John Barth: The End of the Road


Remember that Assignment 2 is due in this Friday.

In the tutorial we'll be discussing the concept of character in fiction as it relates to Barth's The End of the Road.

Existentialism is a way of thinking associated with the dilemma of how to achieve self-justification and authenticity in an essentially arbitrary cosmos.

On the one hand, this might be said to cry out for parody.

On the other hand, what other theory of human behaviour do we have to replace it?

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