"Homo Faber " Analytical Essay by The Research Group

"Homo Faber "
Analyzes protagonist's search for meaning & identity in conflict between fate & mechamical world.
# 12099 | 2,475 words | 1 source | 1996 | US
Published on Jun 04, 2003 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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Max Frisch's novel Homo Faber explores a number of contemporary themes, and one of the central issues can be described as probability versus destiny in human life. This is an ancient theme as human beings have long sought to discover whether their actions are ruled by accident or design, and at different times people have believed that one or the other was more important in human affairs. In periods of strong faith, destiny is considered to be the power that guides human life, but in a more secular age such as our own, the idea of any external entity or force being responsible for the course of individual human life is given less credence. The analysis of this issue in Frisch is related to the need his characters experience to examine the self and to understand themselves and their relationship to the rest of the world."

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