Analysis Of Rachel Kushner's The Flamethrowers

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In the second half of Rachel Kushner’s The Flamethrowers displays a subject and issue that allows to view the ideas, feelings, perspectives, or attitudes that is surrounded. In this case psychology is seen as the main subject to emphasize what is being brought up. However, the subject of psychology can be also be involved in issues such as buried pain/anger, the physical environment, violence, relationships, and identity.
The feeling of buried pain/anger brings in a strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility. For instance, Sandro who has buried the pain of his involvement of a death has led him to have “thought a lot about the man who drowned or tried to, in the East River” (363). As well revealing “Sandro had saved one man and
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She describes “the villa was nestled in the high wilds above Bellagio, its grounds, on a broad, flat promontory overlooking the lake, were landscaped and formal, all geometric lines and classical motifs” (219, 220). This description by Reno tells her psychologically that at the Valera household looks to be well put together by the Valera’s and looks to be a very peaceful environment. However, when Reno decides to go to the factory she encounters a different perspective of the Valera’s. At the factory gates was a large group of men with signs. They swarmed around a car that was attempting to pass through the gates” (259). This physical environment shows chaos for many people that are expressing frustration and anger towards the Valera’s which suggests Reno to sees “expected some kind of conflict, but they only handed flyers to the men in the car” (259) indicating Reno to understand that there is more to the Valera’s than what she knows. She eventually comes to terms and really feels the pressure of physical environment when she is part of the blackout. “There was no city actively guiding me, the shops and walking masses and traffic lights giving their deep signals of what to do, where to go, and who, and what to see, what to buy, how to feel, what to think” (348). This presents Reno clarity that there is more …show more content…
In the other hand, Talia who does know her character and personality well enough to understand what she is and what she’s not. By having said “She was unafraid. She didn’t need to please other. She didn’t love herself or anyone else. She knew better than that” (371). It appears that Talia attitude is she is that running from everyone that might care about her feeling like she isn’t good enough. Whereas, Reno is still trying to find the answers to questions about what is her identity. However, reveals about her is “I have to find an arbitrary point inside the spell of waiting, the open absence, and tear myself away. Leave, with one answer. Move on to the next question” (383). From this it voices that Reno is the only one that can answer those questions if she able to find them and if not move on to the next

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