Deconstruction and Subversion: Postmodern Narrative of Blood Meridian
Shuquan Zhan, Jiemin Feng
Available Online 16 December 2020.
- 10.2991/assehr.k.201214.616How to use a DOI?
- Blood Meridian, postmodernism, deconstruction, war, religion, hero
This thesis explores Cormac McCarthy’s classic postmodern novel Blood Meridian from three dimensions, that is, deconstruction of western expansion, subversion of religious myths, and anti-hero narrative. It unearths how the writer through interaction between history and text decomposes the grand narrative of western myths and Manifest Destiny established in American westward movement, and unmasks the imperialist truth of violence neglected or even intentionally concealed in the historical process. The paper provides a new observation perspective to comprehend the current acts that America is suppressing resistance from middle and lower classes domestically and carrying out hegemonism internationally.
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TY - CONF AU - Shuquan Zhan AU - Jiemin Feng PY - 2020 DA - 2020/12/16 TI - Deconstruction and Subversion: Postmodern Narrative of Blood Meridian BT - Proceedings of the 2020 3rd International Conference on Humanities Education and Social Sciences (ICHESS 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 815 EP - 818 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201214.616 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.201214.616 ID - Zhan2020 ER -