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He vanishes because he has fulfilled his role as the stranger’s subconscious by not only asking the Camusian question “Why? Jorge Luis BorgesArgentine poet, essayist, and short-story writer whose works have become classics of 20th-century world literature. As the stranger is very interested in this, the switchman once again encourages the stranger to try his luck, but warns him not to talk to fellow passengers, who may be spies, and to watch out for mirages that the railroad company generates.

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Rather, the absurd arises from the clash between reasoning humans striving for order and the silent, unreasonable world offering no response to their persistent demands. Suddenly, a train guqrdagujas and the switchman begins to signal it. In the final lines of Arreola’s story the assertion of the stranger now referred to as the traveler that he is going to X rather than T indicates that he has become an absurd man ready to set out for an unknown destination.

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The absurd human is one who recognizes a lack of clear purpose in life and therefore resolves to commit himself or herself to the struggle for order against guardaghjas unpredictable, fortuitous reality he or she encounters. Like Guardagujxs Luis BorgesArreola cultivated the hybrid subgenre of the essay-story, a combination that lends authority jise quite outlandish propositions.

He published only one novelLa feria ; The Fair. But upon inquiring again where the stranger wants to go, the switchman receives the answer X instead of T. He tried his hand at several professions, including journalism, teaching, and editing.

Some literal-minded readers have interpreted the story as a criticism of the Mexican railroad system, others as an allegory of Mexican society as a whole.

At the bottom of the article, feel free arreolz list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context.

He was obsessively drawn to the absurd and enjoyed satirizing modern technology and its monstrous by-products. Club de Lectura Bib. In some cases, new towns, like the town of F.

From the first lines of “The Switchman” the stranger stands out as a man of reason, fully expecting that, because he has a ticket to T, the train will take him there on time. A stranger carrying a large suitcase runs towards a train station, and manages to arrive exactly at the time that his train bound for a town identified only as T.

El derecho a Ser. He has guxrdagujas ever traveled on a train and does not plan on doing so.

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Girl Genius for Monday, December 31, Why, then, does the switchman vanish at this moment? Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list. Awareness of the absurd human condition can come at any moment, but it is most likely to happen when, suddenly confronted by the meaninglessness of hectic daily routine, he or she asks the question “Why?


Beans, corn maizewheat, and other products grown in the vicinity are…. Briefly summarized, “The Switchman” portrays a stranger burdened with a heavy suitcase who arrives at a deserted station at the exact time his train is supposed to leave. Mis detectives favorit s.

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Como usted puede darse cuenta, los rieles existen, aunque un tanto averiados. Spanish and Portuguese Lit Months The stranger is also told it should make no difference to jusn whether or not he reaches T, that once he is on the train his life “will indeed take on some direction.

Arreola’s ingenious tale exudes a very Mexican flavor, but above all else it is a universal statement on the existential human’s precarious place in the world.

El blog de Negra y Criminal. The railroad management was so pleased that they decided to suspend guardatujas official bridge building and instead encourage the stripping and recreation of future trains.