The storyteller's mirror: The Israeli/Palestinian conflict reflected in selected works of fiction

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2011-08-30
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Rule-Chowritmootoo, Michan
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Texas Woman's University
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Literature, in particular great literature, provides the reader with a literary reflection of real life, a sort of mirror image. Philosopher Ernst Cassirer in his collection of essays, An Essay on Man , a gateway which links philosophy to human existence; and by utilizing this connection between literature and philosophy, storytellers have the ability "to unmask" what is hidden in order to reveal the nature of man, so that man can achieve what Cassirer asserts is the highest level of logos: "self - knowledge." The purpose of this research is to demonstrate this connection between literature, politics, and philosophy. In doing so I hope to demonstrate the importance of studying the humanities as a whole.

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Modern literature, Romance literature, Middle Eastern literature, Politial science, Social sciences, Fiction as political theory
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