The Use of Distortion in Art, Literature, and Theatre Analytical Essay by Gizzman

The Use of Distortion in Art, Literature, and Theatre
Examines the use of distortion as a technique in William Faulkner's 'The Sound and The Fury', and Samuel Becket's 'Waiting for Godot'.
# 112215 | 1,610 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Feb 17, 2009 in Drama and Theater (World) , Literature (American) , Art (Painting)


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Description:

The paper illustrates the use of distortion in art, literature, and theater using the examples of expressionism in art, William Faulkner's 'The Sound and the Fury' and Samuel Becket's play 'Waiting for Godot', in literature.
The paper highlights that expressionism is an art form that exemplifies exaggerated distortion in an attempt to further understand reality. In the literary world distortion is used in much the same way by representing absurdity and using distortion to explain important deceptions that make up every day life.

From the Paper:

"Expressionism was a movement in fine arts that emphasized the expression of inner experience rather than solely realistic portrayal, seeking to depict not objective reality but the subjective emotions and responses that objects and events arouse in the artist. It was an artistic style in which the artist sought to depict not objective reality but rather the subjective emotions and responses that objects and events arouse in him. The artist accomplished this through distortion, exaggeration, primitivism, and fantasy and through the vivid, jarring, violent, or dynamic application of formal elements."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Art Movements and Periods. Cool Fire Technology. 21 May 2001.
  • Becket, Samuel. Waiting For Godot. New York: Grove Press, 1982.
  • Hisao, Tanaka. "Faulkner, O'Neill, and W. H. Wright's Aesthetics." 21 May 2001. <www.senshu-u.ac.jp/~thb0559/No2/tanaka.htm>.

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