”You are the ash…” Cover Image

„Prochem jesteś...”
”You are the ash…”

Author(s): Monika Błaszczak
Subject(s): Semiotics / Semiology, Studies of Literature, Semantics, Drama
Published by: Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza
Keywords: drama; aesthetics; ash; dust;

Summary/Abstract: Dust, powder, ash – the categories of description of everything associated with passing and evanescence, forgetfulness, finitude, of elimination of time, new, contemporary, but also a reference to a rebirth, purification, reminders. Although dust is the most important, powder dominates. Rebirth is usually only an attempt, ending in failure. Playwrights, poets, writers are trying to put into words the eternal correctness and inalienable truth that says, from dust you are and to dust you shall return. Destruction, decay and old age, destruction and plunge into nothingness is best described as a man as a “miserable dust.” The heroes try to fight the burning of which begins at birth, but the course of this river cannot be reversed.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 18
  • Page Range: 135-152
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Polish