Friday, January 18, 2013
Baudelaire's To the Reader can be compared to the underground man
In Baudelaire's To the Reader, Baudelaire criticizes humanity and how we let the devil control us as we constantly commit sins. Baudelaire explains to the reader that he is tired of humans acting like this and it just displays life as a bunch of boredom. I think that the underground man shares the same kind of views that Baudelaire has when he criticizes the reader in his poem. Just like Baudelaire says the reader sins and doesn't put proper thought and effort into stuff, the underground man distances himself from society due to these same reasons. The underground man enjoys analyzing life and has trouble understanding the world filled with men of action around him. Perhaps the underground man distances himself due to his boredom and lack of satisfaction with the world.