Portraits And Repetition By Gertrude Stein Analysis
In abstract art, the viewer has the free will to analyze and interpret the significance of a painting. In the same way, Gertrude Stein is able to transmit the sense of open interpretation in “Portraits and Repetition” by experimenting with language and using a peculiar way of writing in which she denominates “insistence.” She also introduces the reader to the voyage of her life when she realizes that there is no such thing as repetition, and to her desires of creating a different, and new portrait, where the argument is based on philosophical thoughts.
In a depth analysis of Gertrude Stein’s work, the innovative style that the author uses fits unquestionably with the conclusion that she wants to make. As mentioned before, her technique is based on insistence. By insistence she means “repeating” some sentences or words intelligently in order to vary the emphasis her …show more content…
Open questions that the answer may vary according to one’s experience and one’s imagination, for all of them are not responded to in order to make the reader reflect on what they have just read. Such as “How do you like what you have,” or “Anybody can be interested in what they do or how they do it, does it make any difference.” Additionally, she says that she has begun to think the portraits of anyone, but what does she mean by portraits? If they are themselves inside them what are they and what has it to do with what they do. In order to have a clear idea about this reflection one might draw upon Platon’s idea of the “Allegory of the Cave,” in which he states that the majority of individuals are used to think and see superficially, but there are others who brake the chains that do not led them think freely, and start to assimilate the world in his pure, and ture form. Likewise, she ask herself if they are genuinely themselves, and if the portraits will represent them