World Literature Essay

What is the deeper message regarding madness that Lu Xun tries to convey in his “Diary of a Madman”? Explain with details from the text. What does the metaphor of cannibalism in the text stand for? What picture of the social conditions and challenges emerge through this metaphor? Analyze the character of the central protagonist and the message in the story. Compare Lu’s metaphor of cannibalism with Heaney’s metaphor of digging.