La favola e il mito dell'eroe. Analisi strutturale di tre classici della letteratura indiana americana contemporanea

Tesi di Laurea

Facoltà: Lettere e Filosofia

Autore: Renato Mangarelli Contatta »

Composta da 172 pagine.


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Santiago, Momaday ci fornisce una descrizione davvero impressionante: The appearance of one of the men was striking. He was large, lithe, and white-skinned; he wore little round colored glasses and rode a fine black horse of good blood . . . The white man was large and thickset, powerful and deliberate in his movements . . . A perfect commotion, full of symmetry and sound. And yet there was something out of place, some flaw in proportion or design, some unnatural thing . . . under his hat the pale yellow hair was thin and cut close to the scalp; the tight skin of the head was visible and pale and pink. The face was huge and mottled white and pink, and the thick, open lips were blue and violet. The flesh of the jowls was loose, and it rode on the bone of the jaws. There were no brows, and the small, round black glasses lay like pennies close together and flat against the enormous face. [pp.42-44] Agli occhi di Abele, l’albino è, a tutti gli effetti, il male (il suo stesso biancore sembra confermarlo). 7 E’ lui l’antagonista, il cattivo che si inserisce nel 7 “In understanding the albino we must recognize the symbolic dimension to his character. The conjuction of whiteness and evil inevitably suggests Melville’s Moby Dick. In chapter 42, “The Whiteness of the Whale”, Melville describes how white not only symbolizes purity and goodness to men but also transmits the spectral qualities of terror and evil . . . Melville particularly mentions the albino man who ‘so particularly repels and often shocks the eye, as that sometimes he is loathed by his own kith and kin.’” (Alan R.Velie, “ House Made of Dawn: Nobody’s Protest Novel”, in Four American Indian literary masters, Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1982, p.57.) “[...] the whiteness of the albino suggests something more terrible than evil to Abel. As the whiteness of the whale does to Ishmael, it suggests an emptiness in the universe, a total void of meaning.” (Lawrence J.Evers, “Words and Place: A Reading of House Made of Dawn”, WESTERN AMERICAN LITERATURE 11 (Winter 1977), p.310.) 7