The Exploration of the Artistic Methods and Significances of Cartoonised Characters of A Good Man Is Hard to Find



Flannery O’Connor is one of the 20th Century Southern American writers, whose usual theme of absurdity and alienation is well embodied in her classic short story A Good Man Is Hard to Find. This paper mainly deals with the cartoonised characters, especially the granny. The artistic methods used to describe the characters are closely related to the following: realistic method, exaggerative method, metaphorical method, and symbolic method. This article attempts to explore the artistic methods used to describe the characters and their significances and also their contributions to the theme of absurdity and alienation.
Key words: A Good Man Is Hard to Find, cartoonised character, absurdity
Résumé Flannery O’Connor est une des femmes écrivains très connues des Etats-Unis du IIe siècle. Son recueil des nouvelles « A Good Man Is Hard to Find » attire surtout plus d’attention des lecteurs. Il décris des personnages humouristiques très vives, ce qui se traduit en évidence par la grand-mère. Les méthodes de description des personnages caricaturistes( les méthodes artistiques) peuvent de résumer en : méthodes réalistique, méthode exagérative, méthode métaphorique et méthode symbolique. Cette thèse part des personnages humoristiques et cherche les formes de description et les significations des personnages dans des oeuves pour dévoiler le thème d’absurdité.
Mots-clés: A Good Man Is Hard to Find, les personnages humoristiques, l’absurdité.
摘 要 弗蘭納裏 •奧康納是 20世紀美國著名女作家。她的短篇小說集《好人難尋》較引人注意,而其中《好人難尋》更是倍受關注。她刻畫了栩栩如生的漫畫式人物,這一特點在老奶奶身上表現得尤為突出。漫畫式人物的表現方式 (藝術手法)可概括為:寫實法,誇張法,比喻法與象徵法。本文擬從小說中漫畫式人物出發,探討此類人物在作品中的表現方式及其意義,從而揭示其荒誕主題。

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