Proceedings of the 2020 3rd International Conference on Humanities Education and Social Sciences (ICHESS 2020)

Deconstruction and Subversion: Postmodern Narrative of Blood Meridian

Authors
Shuquan Zhan, Jiemin Feng
Corresponding Author
Jiemin Feng
Available Online 16 December 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201214.616How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Blood Meridian, postmodernism, deconstruction, war, religion, hero
Abstract

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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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2020 3rd International Conference on Humanities Education and Social Sciences (ICHESS 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
16 December 2020
ISBN
978-94-6239-301-1
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201214.616How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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