"Edward and God" Analytical Essay by writingsensation

"Edward and God"
A literary analysis of Milan Kundera's Edward and God" from his short story collection, "Laughable Loves".
# 67754 | 1,740 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Jul 17, 2006 in Literature (World) , English (Analysis)

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This paper explores ways that Milan Kundera uses plot, setting, figurative language, irony, symbols and other devices, to direct the protagonist Edward in "Edward and God" toward a surprising, ironical, smile toward God in church.

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"That charge had been based on the older brother's sleeping through Stalin's death and laughing about it in public the following day (the comical sight of the elaborately-grieving Miss Chechahkova, a fellow student and loyal Stalinist, is what had really made him laugh so long and hard). But Miss Chechahkova, being the good servant of the State she is and therefore none too amused, reported him to the department. For that, he was jettisoned from the school and forced to find an altogether new future profession. Now Miss Chechahkova, all grown up, middle-aged, lonely, and ugly, is the directress of the department that once expelled his brother, however, and could give Edward a job."

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