ID 106213
Title Transcription
アーサー マッケン ノ パン ノ タイシン ノ サクソウ シタ ケイシキ ニツイテ
Title Alternative
Structural Complexity in “The Great God Pan” by Arthur Machen
Author
Content Type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
Description
This essay examines structural features of “The Great God Pan,” describing the relationship between main characters, the difficulty in grasping the time scheme of the story, the interruption in the description of strange occurrences, and the significance of letters, memoirs, reports and Latin inscriptions. Attention is paid to why the novella has such a complicated structure, why readers must appreciate the process of rearranging the order of things described in random order and why readers should imagine what is not written explicitly in the story due to the restrictive morality at the time of the publication. There is also discussion of how documents are inserted in the narrative in order to help readers understand plot and main theme and understand how the god Pan symbolizes situations in which ordinary people are not aware of the hidden reality beneath the surface of daily life. The novella should be treated as a peculiar story that arouses a sense of mystery rather than being a mere horror story.
Journal Title
言語文化研究
ISSN
13405632
NCID
AN10436724
Volume
21
Start Page
1
End Page
21
Sort Key
1
Published Date
2013-12
EDB ID
FullText File
language
jpn
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departments
Integrated Arts and Sciences