Congresos y reuniones científicas
The Magus / Apprentice Relationship in the works of Fowles, Casteneda and Moore
Jornada; XXXVIII Jornada de la Asociación Argentina de Estudios Americanos; 2006
Institución organizadora:
Asociación Argentina de Estudios Americanos
This presentation analyzes the magus/apprentice relationship in terms of cultural shifts in the 1950s in Great Britain, the early 1960s in the US, and the 1980s in both Great Britain and the US. The works used for this analysis include John Fowles´ The Magus, Carlos Castaneda´s The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge, and Alan Moore´s V for Vendetta. The magus is presented as the object or focus for social change and the apprentice represents the everyman´s response to those forces for social change present in society at the time of writing and publication of the works analyzed. The specific social eras include the time when the dismantling and demythification of Victorian ideals occurred, the transition between the beat generation and rise of the counter-culture, and the Reagan/Thatcher era.