Grotesques in Winesburg, Ohio

Andrii Ped, Hui LIU, Nataliia Ped

Abstract


This paper analyses characters of three short stories: “Hands”, “Adventure” and “A Man of Ideas” of Winesburg, Ohio for exploring features of Anderson`s grotesques, using his definition. Despite the fact that all characters and their stories are completely different, it can be concluded that grotesque characters are common people of a common town, who gained their grotesqueness mostly in difficult or unusual living situations, that deformed their personality and made it static, unchangeable. Most of them suffer from their sensitivity to world’s imperfections and tendency to escape reality.

 


Keywords


Sherwood Anderson; Winesburg; Ohio; grotesque

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/11432

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