Materialism in ‘Seize the Day’.

Answer: Materialism is a tendency to consider material possessions and physical comfort as more important than the love and spiritual values. It is the doctrine that nothing exists except matter and its movements and modifications. Materialism in Seize the Day: The society that Saul Bellow (1915-2005) depicts in his novel Seize the Day (1956) is Read More

Analyse Tommy as an Anti-hero in the novel Seize the Day.

Answer: While a hero is traditionally a fortunate individual of superhuman power or spirit, an anti-hero is by definition the opposite of a hero and is thus a person who is neither strong nor purposeful. An anti hero may be portrayed as having little control over events, seeming aimless or confused, or as being out Read More

Discuss the theme of Alienation in Saul Bellow’s ‘Seize the Day’.

Answer: Alienation or sense of separation is one of the dominating themes in Bellow’s novel Seize the Day. Saul Bellow is primarily concerned with the well-worn modern dilemma of the individual: desperately isolated and profoundly alone in a society whose only God is money. As the story opens, Bellow’s hero, Tommy feels out of place Read More

Discuss critically the theme of victimization in ‘Seize the Day’.

Discuss critically the theme of victimization in ‘Seize the Day’. Or, Discuss ‘Seize the Day’ by Saul Bellow as an Ethnic Novel. Answer: Seize the day is a reflection of the times in which it was written. The novel was written in a post-war world. WWII created several factors that serve backdrop to Wilhelm’s isolation, Read More