METAMORPHOSES: AESTETHICS, LITERATURE AND SOCIETY IN OVID AND KAFKA / METAMORFOSES: ESTÉTICA, LITERATURA E SOCIEDADE EM OVÍDIO E KAFKA

Alisson Preto Souza, Lis Yana de Lima Martinez

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By analysing cut-outs from Metamorphosis, by Ovid and The Metamorphose by Franz Kafka, this research aimed at bringing a discussion over the role of the metamorphoses in the literature. The phenomenon was observed since its basic biological background to a linguistic context. Through textual research, metamorphoses were identified both as a syntactical and semantical tool in the narrative composition from ancient to modern and non-western literatures. These features point out a standard of use of the metamorphoses as part of aesthetics of the “search” - for the new. Within this logic, it was studied, above all, how its presence signalizes a mean to investigate and assess social organization and forms of power.

 

Analisando os recortes de As metamorfoses, de Ovídio, e A metamorfose, de Franz Kafka, este artigo tem como objetivo trazer uma discussão sobre o papel das metamorfoses na literatura. O fenômeno foi observado desde a sua base biológica básica até um contexto linguístico. Por meio da pesquisa textual, as metamorfoses foram identificadas como ferramenta sintática e semântica na composição narrativa, desde a literatura antiga até a moderna e não ocidental. Estas características apontam para um padrão de uso das metamorfoses como parte da estética da “busca” - para o novo. Dentro dessa lógica, estudou-se, sobretudo, como a sua presença sinaliza um meio para investigar e avaliar a organização social e as formas de poder.

 

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metamorphoses; Ovid; Kafka; society; literature studies / metamorfoses; Ovídio; Kafka; sociedade; estudos de literatura

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