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Frontiers in Art Research, 2023, 5(3); doi: 10.25236/FAR.2023.050309.

The Interpretation on the Essence of Human Nature in the Moon and Sixpence


Guangze Zhou

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Guangze Zhou

University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, Shanghai, 200082, China


Maugham’s The Moon and Sixpence is a masterpiece depicting human nature. With a humorous tone, it not only highlights the contradictory conflicts between the reality and ideal, but also manifests his contradiction to the human nature as well as his profound exploration of internal complexity in human life. This paper analyzes from three aspects: the contradiction and complexity of humanity, the exploration of human nature from the perspective of existentialism, and the self-redemption and sublimation of human nature. It has a tendency to excavate the soul of the novel from a deeper level.  


Humanity; Existentialist Dilemma; Self-redemption

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Guangze Zhou. The Interpretation on the Essence of Human Nature in the Moon and Sixpence. Frontiers in Art Research (2023) Vol. 5, Issue 3: 41-45. https://doi.org/10.25236/FAR.2023.050309.


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