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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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The Cowboy Culture In West: The Study On Downfall Of Life In Denis Johnson’s Novella “Train Dreams”

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Priyanga Gandhi R, Anil Premraj J



Western Cowboy Culture, Symbols, Industrialization, Nature, Machine, Train, Fire.



To explore the social and political context in which culture apparent it to considerate the culture in its entire complex forms. The aim of this study is to analyze the representation of Western culture and the interaction of nature and machine in Denis Johnson’s novella Train Dream (2011). Train Dreams is a gorgeous novella about the cowboy culture inside the West that is instructed through the eyes of Grainier who is unsure on himself. In this novella, the historical timing as a period marked through a brutal exchange within the West. Trains are a vital topic in the course of Western writing for the reason that they constitute the calming of the desert and the fire is an apparent symbol for industrialization. The fireplace stirred in to destroy Grainier’s home and his family, the industry came to spoil nature and shortly after cowboy lifestyle. The string of occasions is notably emblematic for Grainier and West. The contest and bereavement of the central character constitutes the vanishing and ultimate fatality of the West and, in conjunction by means of it, cowboy way of life. The character’s separation both internally and externally display the lonesome disconnect from technology of skilled personality with the arrival of industrialization. Those men were born in a conversion of periods, between the cowboy West and industrialization. At last, the West passed away in the flames and Grainier is alive in a train nightmarish.



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