An Analysis Of 'Jorge Borges And I'

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Jorge Luis Borges born in Buenos Aires on August 24, 1899, and he was an Argentine journalist, author and poet. Through his works, he was considered as a prominent writer in world literature of 20th century. “Reading the work of Jorge Luis Borges for the first time is like discovering a new letter in the alphabet, or a new note in the musical scale.” (Ciabattari, 2014). One of his friends Adolfo Bioy Casares, called his works “halfway houses between an essay and a story”. The way Borges has used private jokes, labyrinths, mirrors, chess games and detective stories, creates a complex intellectual landscape with a philosophical attitude with clear and ironic undertones. One of the most interesting characteristics of his writing is that he portrays…show more content…
He is scared of extinct as a person in order for his writing to live. In the story we can observe that The narrator shows interest to things like hourglasses, maps, and eighteenth-century typefaces but Borges uses those things as equipments of an actor. Moreover, the narrator says that he lives in order for Borges to write. He also added that the he writing is the justification for his being alive. The relationship between the two halves of Borges is highly conflicting and it is like a parasite is consuming its host of any remaining worth before get rid of it. On the other hand, the narrator desires not to be forgotten and he tries to stop Borges from writing and be known as an individual but he fails to do so. When he tried to leave behind the topics he wrote of, Borges starting writing about new ones. This signals that the inescapable urge that Borges feels to write, no matter the cost. At the end we can see that how afraid the narrator is of losing himself to Borges. He fails to express whether these are his actual feelings and ideas or if the writer inside of him is twisted and magnifying all the things. Basically, the narrator desires to live his own life being free from the persuasion of…show more content…
It’s a loose and winding form of the twist and turns of the self thinking about itself. The internal narrator is the first-person which is “I” who express the relationship to the other one “Borges”.The main focus of this essay is on the active consciousness of the “I” who is looking for his feelings, perceptions about the relationship. The story that has been portrayed in this essay is a reflection on high complexities of self-consciousness. The story explores the sense of self as dual--the split between a private "I"--the self known by itself-- and a public persona--the self known by others.. It expresses a multitude of feelings of the private "I" toward the public self--feelings of difference, strangeness and otherness; feelings of dependence, resentment and criticism; feelings of ambivalence. (“Borges and I Analysis,” n.d.). Furthermore, there is a sense of confusion about the relationship, is the private “I” no less a persona than the public self? For instance when the narrator says "I do not know which of us has written this page." This line gives the idea on the relationship between a writer and his private self how the writer turns his private self into art and how he even his most intimate feelings about being used into a work of art: "Borges and
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