The Absurdity of Modern Generation In Evelyn Waugh's Vile Bodies

Jameel Ahmed Khalaf

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This paper concerns with Waugh's Vile Bodies which portrays modernity represented by the younger generation, 'The Bright Young People'. Through his characters, Waugh gives us a visible picture about the corruption, lack of faith, decline of values, and sterility in the modern world. Adam Fenwick is the main character in this novel who wants to gain money by any way in order to marry his fiancée, Nina, Who shares with him an adultery relationship though she has engaged to another man.

This paper concerns with Waugh's Vile Bodies which portrays modernity represented by the younger generation, 'The Bright Young People'. Through his characters, Waugh gives us a visible picture about the corruption, lack of faith, decline of values, and sterility in the modern world. Adam Fenwick is the main character in this novel who wants to gain money by any way in order to marry his fiancée, Nina, Who shares with him an adultery relationship though she has engaged to another man.


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