By Tony McKenna
The writer demonstrates, with a lucid and literary sort, how those works may be able to weave right into a delusion cloth the basic varieties of the old realities during which we're enmeshed. McKenna indicates how every one is stamped with that ancient necessity.
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But, noted the Marxist literary theorist Raymond Williams, the ‘future-story’10 allows one to purge the empirical paraphernalia of the present which sits so heavy on the world we encounter and thus portray the abiding and more fundamental social contradictions and conflicts in a more palpable and immediate aesthetic form. ’11 In particular, this ‘pattern’ tends to involve, ‘fundamentally, a conception of the relation between individuals and society; ordinarily a virtuous individual or small personal group, against a vile society.
The contrast between the secure, moneyed lives of the wealthy and the life of poverty he has known is a vivid one. He meets a parasitic oligarch, Philippe Weis. At this point, Will is being doggedly pursued by police enforcer Raymond Leon, who suspects Will of stealing the time he has just recently acquired. Will – alongside his romantic interest (Weis’ daughter) – begins to rob ‘time banks’ in an attempt to redistribute wealth to the impoverished ghettos. 23 24 Art, Literature and Culture from a Marxist Perspective As Karl Marx said of the capitalist mode of production, ‘Time is everything, man is nothing; he is at the most time’s carcase.
Indeed, he gravitates to them helplessly, dragging fellow survivors into the orbit of his well-honed rhetoric and retort. He seizes every opportunity for deliberation, no matter how grave or trivial the subject: his group’s next course of action, who ought to participate in a supply run, whether a captured foe should be freed or murdered, what sorts of vegetables will be grown in a garden. All find him impassioned, parrying the inevitable riposte, eyes narrowed and index finger jabbing the air for emphasis.
Art, Literature and Culture from a Marxist Perspective by Tony McKenna