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Depictions of Time in Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five and Jorge Luis Borges’ Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius

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dc.contributor.advisor Burshatin, Israel
dc.contributor.author Breakstone, Lauren
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-15T12:57:20Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-15T12:57:20Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10066/7134
dc.description.abstract Do the ideas about time in the novel Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut, and the short story Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius, by Jorge Luis Borges, conflict, coincide, or both? Are these views presented as positive, negative, or both? This paper aims to show that Vonnegut’s and Borges’ ideas about time in these works coincide, and that they present these ideas negatively. Both texts show how time contributes to or constructs one’s understanding of reality, including one’s emotional responses to that reality. Billy Pilgrim and the Tralfamadorians in Slaughterhouse-Five, and the characters promoting Tlön in Borges’ story, are all trying to utilize their views on time to create a positive emotional affect in themselves and others, but for different reasons.
dc.description.sponsorship Bi-College (Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges). Comparative Literature Program
dc.language.iso eng
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
dc.subject.lcsh Vonnegut, Kurt -- Criticism and interpretation
dc.subject.lcsh Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986. Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius
dc.subject.lcsh Time in literature
dc.subject.lcsh Vonnegut, Kurt. Slaughterhouse-Five
dc.subject.lcsh Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986 -- Criticism and interpretation
dc.title Depictions of Time in Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five and Jorge Luis Borges’ Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius
dc.type Thesis
dc.rights.access Open Access


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