Department   Hiroshima shudo University  The Faculty of Humanities and Human Sciences
   Position   Associate Professor
Language Japanese
Publication Date 2018/03
Type Articles
Peer Review With peer review
Title The Dilemma of an Artist: Ideality and Reality in “The Artist of the Beautiful”
Contribution Type Single-Authored Publication
Journal TypeJapan
Volume, Issue, Pages 17-34頁
Number of pages 17
Details In “The Artist of the Beautiful”, Nathaniel Hawthorne portrays an ideal artist, Owen Warland, who tries to create the beautiful in a butterfly made up of parts of watches, and who finally succeeds. Owen thus surely embodies the ideal artist Hawthorne imagines. However, it should be noted that Owen faces quotidian problems; he has to work as a watchmaker to earn money, and nobody regards his butterfly as significant. Considered in this light, it is reasonable to assume that what Hawthorne tries to depict in the story of Owen is the harsh reality an artist encounters. This paper aims to elucidate the dilemma of an artist, which Hawthorne delineates in his portrait of Owen.
ISSN 0424-6853
NAID 120006533370