Disillusionment


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Disillusionment

Adams, Nick
loses innocence through WWI experience. [Am. Lit.: “The Killers”]
Angry Young Men
disillusioned postwar writers of Britain, such as Osborne and Amis. [Br. Lit.: Benét, 37]
Blaine, Amory
world-weary youth, typical of the lost generation that finds life unfulfilling. [Am. Lit.: This Side of Paradise]
Chardon, Lucien
(de Rubempré) young poet realizes he is not destined for success. [Fr. Lit.: Balzac Lost Illusions in Magill II, 595]
Chuzzlewit, Martin
swindled, becomes disillusioned with Americans. [Br. Lit.: Martin Chuzzlewit]
de Lamare, Jeanne
heartbroken by her husband’s neglect and the discovery of his infidelities. [Fr. Lit.: Maupassant A Woman’s Life in Magill I, 1127]
Dodsworth, Sam
disillusioned with wife, European tour, and American situation. [Am. Lit.: Dodsworth]
Eden, Martin
attains success as a writer but loses desire to live when isolated from former friends and disenchanted with new ones. [Am. Lit.: Martin Eden]
Journey to the End of the Night
exposing the philosophy of post-war disillusionment. [Fr. Lit.: Journey to the End of the Night, Magill I, 453–455]
Kennaston, Felix
learns in middle age that his life of romantic dreams was baseless. [Am. Lit.: The Cream of the Jest in Magill I, 168]
Krasov, Kuzma Ilich
frustrated writer considers life complete waste. [Russ. Lit.: The Village]
Loman, Willy
salesman victimized by own and America’s values. [Am. Lit.: Death of a Salesman]
Lost Generation
intellectuals and aesthetes, rootless and disillusioned, who came to maturity during World War I. [Am. Lit.: Benét, 600]
March, Augie
“everyone got bitterness in his chosen thing.” [Am. Lit.: The Adventures of Augie March]
Melody, Cornelius
a failing tavern-keeper, flamboyantly boasts of his past. [Am. Drama: Eugene O’Neill A Touch of the Poet in Benét, 737]
Mysterious Stranger, The
naive youth is convinced by the devil that morals are false, God doesn’t exist, and there is no heaven or hell. [Am. Lit.: Benét, 697]
O’Hanlon, Virginia
(1890–1971) N.Y. Sun editorial dispels her disillusionment about Santa Claus (1897). [Am. Hist.: Rockwell, 188]
Pococurante
wealthy count who has lost his taste for most literature, art, music, and women. [Fr. Lit.: Candide]
Rasselas
prince and his companions search in vain for greater fulfillment than is possible in their Happy Valley. [Br. Lit.: Rasselas in Magill I, 804]
Smith, Winston
clerk loses out in totalitarian world. [Br. Lit.: 1984]
Webber, George
finds his native Southern town has degenerated morally and that his idealized, romantic Germany is corrupted. [Am. Lit.: Thomas Wolfe You Can’t Go Home Again]
References in classic literature ?
Much more Ernest told them of themselves and of his disillusionment.
Evidently this daughter of the Cavaliers met a rude disillusionment in Milton's Puritan household and in his Old Testament theory of woman's inferiority and of a wife's duty of strict subjection to her husband; a few weeks after the marriage she fled to her family and refused to return.
In this week's edition of the Trib+Edu newsletter: Veteran teachers offer mentorship to ward off young teachers' disillusionment, a new study encourages teachers to develop rapport with their students and an interview with Steven Woltering of Texas A&M University.
After broken promises, the continuing isolation of anyone the wrong side of Watford Gap and the lack lustre Labour leadership campaign, political disillusionment is so complete that I recently mooted this might be the time for Yorkshire to agitate for its own Parliament.
The disillusionment with the AAP coupled with the positive image of PM Narendra Modi, the BJP is likely to garner the Muslim votes fairly," said a Delhi BJP leader.
INDEPENDENT TD Shane Ross has said disillusionment in national politics is "chronic".
Then I read Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician, and now I'm just mad.
But a generation raised on jolly "TV uncles" won't now look back on that era with anything other than sadness and disillusionment.
In its latest report, the analyst house suggests that cloud computing has passed the so-called 'Peak of Inflated Expectations', and is now firmly in the next stage, the Trough of Disillusionment', characterised by public disillusionment.
One of its findings is that disillusionment among financial services professionals hasn't become deep-set, but the sort of passion and enthusiasm associated with a career in the industry appears to have faded.
But there was little evidence of any disillusionment yesterday as the Repsol Honda rider topped both the day's sessions.
His story describes his growing disillusionment with the officers and with the war itself (again, not that unusual).