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]
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Ofri: To me, disillusionment is when you no longer feel you have the same energy to give to your profession, or your profession no longer feels like what it was when you entered.
That the disillusionment is great and I think it is.
Feelings of disillusionment surface when the expected outcome falls short of what a student anticipates in the context of effort they have expended (and sometimes in comparison with the efforts they perceive peers to have expended).
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His story describes his growing disillusionment with the officers and with the war itself (again, not that unusual).
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But I understand there is a disillusionment from many people in the area but I would hope that disillusionment would not get in the way of people voting as that would be a shame.
I can't bear the disillusionment of seeing our heroes failing to belt out our anthem.
This smartly conceived and well-executed book looks closely at a dismaying phenomenon in corporate strategy: the way galvanizing new technologies or products are met with over-inflated expectations, subsequent disillusionment and--perhaps far later--eventual assimilation.
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The Spaniard voiced his disillusionment over the lack of progress in bringing players to the club after Liverpool lost the Champions League Final.