A Confederacy of Dunces

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  • Themes In A Confederacy Of Dunces

    the 60s the words music, drugs and culture are often at the foreground of one’s thoughts. This was a diverse and booming era for many bringing upon the uprising of a new class. Although this truth is recognizable without looking past the surface, taking a deeper look at social aspects uncloaks the seemingly ever changing times then, proving them to be consistent with issues we recognize today. This is strongly displayed in the novel A Confederacy of Dunces written in the 60s by author John Kennedy Toole. In the novel, a middle aged man named Ignatius living at home with his mother goes on a quest of finding a job due to his mother’s nagging. Having obtained a master’s degree in college, he…

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  • The Character Of Ignatius In A Confederacy Of Dunces

    In the novel, A Confederacy of Dunces, Ignatius is not the best when it comes to understanding people. When he meets a man named Dorian, nothing changes. Dorian is amused by Ignatius ‘originality’ and humors what he says. But when Dorian insists that Ignatius is nuts, Ignatius starts to insult the gay community. But when Ignatius see’s that the Gay community in New Orleans is larger than he thought, even extending to the military, he decides to work with them. The gay community in New Orleans…

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  • Characteristics Of Ignatius In A Confederacy Of Dunces

    A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole, is a novel that describes the adventures of Ignatius J. Reilly, a peculiar young man who lives in 1960’s New Orleans. To please his overbearing mother, Ignatius embarks on a seemingly everlasting quest to find a suitable job that he can sustain. Throughout the story, Ignatius exhibits many different characteristics while getting himself into sticky situations. Although he is a character of many qualities, Ignatius’s two main qualities are gluttony…

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  • Ignatius In John Kennedy Toole's A Confederacy Of Dunces

    John Kennedy Toole's Pulitzer Award winning novel A Confederacy of Dunces takes place in New Orleans during the early 1960s. The novel follows Ignatius J. Reilly, a rather bulbous man, as he searches for a job to help support his mother. His quest for a job is marked by constant episodes of hilarity as his rotten personality thwarts even his best attempts to find employment. Throughout the novel he often displays his gluttonous and conceited personality. One of the things in the novel that is…

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  • Jonathan Swift Research Paper

    The famous author Jonathan Swift once said, “When a great genius appears in the world you may know him by this sign; that the dunces are all in confederacy against him" (Swift Introduction vi). Jonathan Swift himself was a great genius who lived through the end of the 16th century. He was born with a gift ahead of his time that allowed him to see the world as it really was: a dystopia. Born in Dublin in 1667, he lived through an aggressive time period in Europe. Political unrest, religious…

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