Materialistic Defeat Triumphs in Spiritual Pursuit: An Introspection to Saul Bellow?s Seize the Day
International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Research Paper | Arts and Humanities | Bangladesh | Volume 6 Issue 6, June 2017

Materialistic Defeat Triumphs in Spiritual Pursuit: An Introspection to Saul Bellow?s Seize the Day

Manfath Haque

In extreme materialistic world of the then America, Saul Bellows Seize the Day (1956) is dexterous hold of psychology and the study of a character fallen in a contradicted situation where he gets burdened with the piled up mistakes, agonized with chaotic present and rejected by indifferent society for emotional support. The development of the novel Seize the Day can be traced as the progress of a drama which starts with a problem-the problem of what will happen to Tommy Wilhelms last investment with so- called Dr. Tamkin, through the development of the plot we come to know about his past mistakes and regret, his being marginalized with shocking materialistic response against his emotional appeal to his father, wife and surrounding people, and the suspense of the story reaches to its climax with the deceit of Dr. Tamkin. Finally, the denouement offers a hope and relief of the troubled soul. The purport of this writing is to introspect on the failures of the protagonist weighed by worldly aspects and to shed light on the fact that how this defeat eventually does not last and the unsympathetic and money mongering attitude of the materialistic society cannot clutch him, rather he slaps it by pursuing and attaining spiritual regeneration and reckons future possibilities.

Keywords: materialism, defeat, triumph, rebirth

Edition: Volume 6 Issue 6, June 2017

Pages: 2002 - 2005

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Manfath Haque, "Materialistic Defeat Triumphs in Spiritual Pursuit: An Introspection to Saul Bellow?s Seize the Day", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=ART20174772, Volume 6 Issue 6, June 2017, 2002 - 2005

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