三島由紀夫『青の時代』におけるアイロニーの世界  [in Japanese] The world of the irony in Yukio Mishima's Ao no Jidai  [in Japanese]

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Yukio Mishima's Ao no Jidai paints a picture of a young person's life that is ruined. However, the work does not allow the reader to feel the tragedy. Rather, the hero is painted in a humorous way. This is because of the irony in the work. This irony is an important element that influences the world of the story. I analyzed the irony in Ao no Jidai. The irony is a way of making things relative. There are four characteristics of the irony: the indivisibility of two sides, destructiveness, creativity, and escapism and self-defense. In this paper, Ao no Jidai is analyzed on the basis of each characteristic. The analysis shows that the hero is a person alienated from the real world. Moreover, his inner side is described humorously and treated as false. The hero's self-destructive way of life is also ironical. Ao no Jidai is funny and also tragic. It can be said that hero's way of life is tragic, but regarding the human inner side as false is the characteristic irony of this work. The humor in Ao no Jidai is one side of the world of the nothingness which negative irony makes.

Yukio Mishima's Ao no Jidai paints a picture of a young person's life that is ruined. However, the work does not allow the reader to feel the tragedy. Rather, the hero is painted in a humorous way. This is because of the irony in the work. This irony is an important element that influences the world of the story. I analyzed the irony in Ao no Jidai. The irony is a way of making things relative. There are four characteristics of the irony: the indivisibility of two sides, destructiveness, creativity, and escapism and self-defense. In this paper, Ao no Jidai is analyzed on the basis of each characteristic. The analysis shows that the hero is a person alienated from the real world. Moreover, his inner side is described humorously and treated as false. The hero's self-destructive way of life is also ironical. Ao no Jidai is funny and also tragic. It can be said that hero's way of life is tragic, but regarding the human inner side as false is the characteristic irony of this work. The humor in Ao no Jidai is one side of the world of the nothingness which negative irony makes.

Journal

  • Essays and studies

    Essays and studies 57(2), 31-50, 2007-03

    Tokyo Woman's Christian University

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110006483376
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN00161550
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • Article Type
    Departmental Bulletin Paper
  • Journal Type
    大学紀要
  • ISSN
    04934350
  • NDL Article ID
    8811615
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZV1(一般学術誌--一般学術誌・大学紀要)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z22-401
  • Data Source
    NDL  NII-ELS  IR 
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