Criticism, interpretation, etc
|提及的人：||Michael Chabon; Michael Chabon; Michael Chabon|
|材料类型：||书目数据, 硕士论文/博士论文, 互联网资源|
|文件类型：||书, 计算机文档, 互联网资源|
|描述：||1 electronic document (33 pages) : digital, Pdf file|
Michael Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay concerns itself primarily with the issue of escape. This essay explores the subject of escapism through the novel's protagonist, Sammy Clay, a comic book writer. Immersed in the world of comics, Sammy uses fantasy to assuage his pain, and his denial of his homosexuality is the direct result of such an impulse. The novel uses the terms of self-deception to frame these larger themes of fantasy and escape as they present themselves in the domains of comic books, sexuality, suburbia, and the novelistic enterprise. The essay ultimately determines the limits of escapism, finding Sammy's permanent escape problematic in the face of a more productive temporary escape from life's realities.