Monday, June 3, 2019
A Tree, A Rock, A Cloud by Carson McCuller
A Tree, A Rock, A Cloud by Carson McCullerPhilosophy of the modernism and postmodernism flowing takes twists and turns at every destiny it can. As the world begins to change at a speed previously unseen, people all over the world are confused and scared of what competency come next. Though today writers apply taken to the internet to show the world their ideas, writers during these periods expressed the emotions human beings felt through many different genres of publications. firstly a man must help those around him provided thusly the philosophy shifts to a man must help himself to gain meaning in this life. As each man struggles to find a place for himself in the world, each man is also subject to the actions of others. So each man is a master of his stimulate destiny but yet he is also a slave to the whims of others. This knowledge scares men, women and children all over the world. Yet human beings traverse to find themselves among the fear. We all find meaning for ours elves yet sometimes questions arise afterward we find the meaning which defines our life. Some questions being Is this the meaning I squandered my time on? Is this worth all the time I spent alone? In A Tree, A Rock, A Cloud by Carson McCullers these questions egress out to me after reading the twines so called science of experience.The tramp in the story had his heart broken by a woman so bad he believed he could never recognize again. While the philosophy of love today would suggest otherwise, the tramp wandered the country in isolation, searching for his anomic love and searching for love itself. He believes he has discovered the science of love, his own personal philosophy he uses to define his life in the world. He never finds the woman he held to be so dear nor does he find a nonher woman he loves as much as her even after he develops his science of love. The disillusionment the tramp faces after losing his first love tears down the natural beauty of what love really i s. Natural not scientific I should say. Science can tell many things and uncover many truths but one thing science has no power over is the ability we retain to love freely. This I believe the tramp fails to gain.The tramp tried to fragment love. Thats like trying to tear Mount Everest apart with a rubber mallet. It cant be done. Nor can you apply logic to love. You cannot apply logic to something that contradicts itself as much as love does. Yet the tramp did not realize this as he tried to break down love. The tramp tells the boy he speaks to I meditated on love and reasoned it out. All he reasoned out was how to believe he loved something or someone. He believed love was only one love. According to his science you could love a sway as easily and as deeply as you loved a woman or your child. This is not the case as most would agree. I myself have never loved my iPod or my car as much as I have loved my girlfriends or my family. The tramp failed to realize many things but chief among them was that love comes not from what others can give you to make you happy but rather love exists when your desire to make another happy matchs your own desire to make yourself happy. An inanimate object could never return the love that men chase, so this science of love is base on false beliefs. some other question that comes to idea after reading the story is how can you love an inanimate object as deeply as you could a person and then loss give tongue to object? Do you react the same way you would if your parents died? If my iPod breaks (again) you wont see me crying and mourning something that cannot be replaced with a few 100 dollars. While I wont exactly be thrilled to hand out that money, its easier than losing a loved one. Once again the science of love is incorrect.The tramp was isolated from the human world as he traveled the country developing his science. He tried to replace the love he held for this woman with a love for other things. As Thoreau once said The re is no remedy for love but to love more. Perhaps this is what the tramp thought as he traveled the country. He could not love the woman who left him anymore so he began to love everything he could in hopes of finding a love just as strong as his first love. Although I could not find his last name a man named Jeffery once said Love never dies, even if you have found a new love, the sweet memory of the past give continue to hunt you for the rest of your life. So no matter what the tramp did the memory of his past love would stay with him forever. He might think about her less and less but she will never truly be gone from his heart. This is true to me because even though I rarely think of her, I can still remember the whole step I got when I held the first girl I ever loved in my arms. Such depth of love does not disappear we just live on accustomed to the lost. Once again the science of love could not explain the true depth of love.The tramp should have labeled this theory on lo ve as the philosophy of love because thats all it really is. To use the world science is to imply that there are hard facts behind the theory.This work of literature aimed to create a fragmentation and disillusionment of love. The disillusionment came from the shattering of the naivety of what love is. The fragmentation came from the attempt to apply reasoning to something as complex as love. While in the present day most would agree that this science is untrue and full of false perceptions, how it was received in the post modernism period reflects how the world society felt about love. With the rising of all the new sciences and the conflict of World War II, many people around the world were lost and searching for answers. At the rapid rate the world seemed to become engulfed in the war, people everywhere must have questioned when they were going to be swallowed by the war. So at a time of war love was a very precious thing. Yet what was love? For people all across time have had qu estions about love, and this story attempts to explain what McCullers had to think of love.In conclusion, while this story has a spotty philosophy on love at best, it does open the mind to think a bit about love. Love itself is an experience to have in any life we might imagine for ourselves. We all must understand however that love will strike us however and whenever it so chooses. Love is an emotion and all emotions rise when we least expect them. Logic cannot be applied to emotion. McCullers tried to apply logic to love through this story but like William Shakespeare once said To say the truth, reason and love come up little company together now-a-days.
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