Jorge Luis Borges Essays
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Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges is best known for his use of extensive diction and magical realism in his short stories. He began writing magical realism after suffering a head wound in 1938. In his stories he includes events from his life, making them somewhat autobiographical and sometimes the characters in the story are actually Borges himself. Readers can recognize this based on the events that occur in the story compared to events that occurred in Borges’ life. Borges often...
Human nature continues to evolve and change over time. But how do we define human nature? Human nature is how we define ourselves, such as how we feel and what we think about certain things. Kafka and Borges focus on human nature of the character. It can change quickly or steady. Both authors had religion, Christianity, involved in their stories. Each of their characters focuses on their personal views of the world. In “Before the Law”, this story is vague...
The Art of Being Ambiguous In his collection of short stories, Ficciones, Jorge Luis Borges uses dreams, imagination and fantasy to establish ambiguity in his stories. With the use of juxtaposition and symbols, Borges blends a realm of dreams and imagination into the individual’s everyday worldly experiences. Through these devices, Borges commonly blurs the line between aspects of reality for his characters versus the constructs of his or her mind. By combining the real with the fictitious, Borges incorporates ambiguity...