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Murphy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2000

    Beckett Triumphant........sorta

    Murphy works as a novel, up to a certain point. Like most Joycean influenced works, this novel sometimes loses itself in vague obscurities. The key to this work is the main character and how closely the reader can identify with him determines whether the novel succeeds or not. Murphy, like most people of the twentieth century, is disillusioned with modern life, especially the part of it that requires us to work. The problem at times is that Murphy and Celia, his lover, are well drawn, but the other characters seem to be just hastily assembled scenery. The phraseology the book uses is interesting at first but becomes distracting towards the end. All in all, the book is very prophetic of the present, with its search for meaning in a capitalist society. It almost plays like a 1938 'American Beauty'. This is a book that you read partly to enjoy and partly to gain wisdom from.

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