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Use of Metaphors and Symbols in Saul Bellows ‘Mr. Sammmlers Planet’

Journal: International Journal of English, Literature and Social Science (Vol.4, No. 1)

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Page : 31-33

Keywords : Immnent; complexties; authority; metaphor; integrate.;

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It is Saul Bellow`s most anxious and apocalyptic novel.Published in spring 1970, winner of National Book Award ‘Mr. Sammler`s Plane't presents a world characterized by apparently irreconcilable antithesis. The story of a sad one eyed old man of seventy plus is told against the background of the imminent Moon landing. European born and bred, Arthur Sammler is a septuagenarian, grew up as a product of enlightment. Mr Sammler has known about life and its complexities, about life and death and had presumably attained moral authority to utter opinions. Bellows` ideas are carefully grounded in Mr Sammler`s Planet, through subtle handling of metaphors. Despite his age Sammler is a man in motion, moving among the clutter of thoughts, revolutionary motion, the unbalancing and the maddening of man not only accentuate the extremities of human experience but also integrate them.

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