Daily Archives: March 8, 2016

Bumpy (HUM415)


I give this 9 out of 10 points because the opportunity to link up my response with Timon or the Manifesto wasn’t pursued. Bumpy and Timon are both tragic figures in that their understanding of how the world works has been negated. Bumpy’s distress at his inability to “find the heart” resembles Timon’s predicament and the rage he fells at the irredeemable selfishness of Athen’s social order. More generally, Bumpy’s confusion could also be connected to the social vertigo of capitalism, the dizzying experience of a world in which “all that is solid melts into air.”