The "Catalyst Character" in Literature
Examines Kafka's "The Metamorphosis" and G. Garcia Marquez's "The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World" to explore the catalyst character in both stories.
# 39087 | 1,900 words | 8 sources | 2002 |
Published on Oct 03, 2003 in Literature (World) , Literature (Comparative Literature) , Literature (German)
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This paper examines the figure of the "catalyst character" in Franz Kafka's "The Metamorphosis" and in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World". The catalyst character can be seen as the instigator of the action in these stories, but they are also characters that do not contribute to the action itself.
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