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    Realism in The Garden of Forking Paths While there may be some debate as to whether the Argentinian Jorge Luis Borges was technically a Magical Realist, some may feel that his works definitely do have some of the characteristics of what is considered Magical Realistic literature. Among his various types of works are poetry, essays, fantasies, and short fictions. Often referred to in essays that discuss the history and theory of Magical Realism, "The Garden of Forking Paths" is probably Borges'

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    In the story “The Garden Of Forking Paths” by Jorges Luis Borges takes the basic aspects of the spy thriller, plays with them to create a spy thriller that doesn’t follow the rules of the genre exactly. One example of this is in most spy thrillers, the protagonist is portrayed as nearly superhuman, and invulnerable, while in “Garden Of The Forking Paths” the main character is arrested and killed at the end of the story. Another aspect of the spy thriller that Borges distorts is the motivation for

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    The infinite is a concept that is difficult for man to comprehend, yet in Jorge Luis Borges’ short story “The Garden of Forking Paths” he does such a fantastic job of describing this idea of infinity and its effect on mankind through his explanation of a labyrinth. This short story also can be used as somewhat of a lens while reading Fun Home by Alison Bechdel. Borges’ story begins with frame narrative but both stories are, for the most part, told from a first person point of view. This aspect of

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    From main ideas to details, the mention of time is the essence of Borges’ story, “The Garden of Forking Paths,” and is its central theme. The story begins by discussing dates and timing of a military attack and ends by mentioning the prior day’s bombing of the artillery. The idea of time is essential to the story in many ways, but especially the sequence of events told by Yu Tsun. When he first hears that Runeberg has been killed, he goes into thought about time and how it affects man; “Was I – now

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    Herrick Fang Writ 1-14, SI 2015 The Garden of Motivation In difficult situations, people attempt to rationalize harsh tasks before completing them. In Jorge Luis Borges's fictional short story, “The Garden of Forking Paths,” a Chinese man named Yu Tsun is forced to spy against the British during World War I for Germany. His mission is to reveal the location of the city Albert, a task he completes by killing Stephen Albert, a man with the same last name. But, Yu Tsun never wants to kill him. He

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    explorations of different possibilities. Most of Borges’s work follow similar patterns and themes that capture the essence of Postmodernism by examining various philosophical ideas of time and space. Specifically, in “The Aleph” and “The Garden of Forking Paths”, Borges plays with the idea of the infinite in various ways throughout each narrative in order to plant a similar idea in the readers’ minds. [fix that last sentence] [body #1: talk about how he talks about infinities differently through

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    to real works, but they do not exist. He also makes references to works that exist, but he incorrectly represents the plot or characters of the text. There is an argument about whether or not Borges’ reference to Liddell Hart’s work in The Garden of Forking Paths is a true misrepresentation and whether or not the misrepresentation should be important to the overall meaning of the short story. For my research paper, I intend to explore these mistakes as misrepresentations by explaining reasons why Borges

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    crime rates were significantly high in the past and still continues in the 21st century. Each of these stories written by the author Jorge Luis Borges carries some kind of connection in Latin America. After reading the short story, “The Garden of Forking Paths”, we learn that Yu Tsun is a secret spy for the German army. More importantly, it was relieved that Yu Tsun was willing to shoot his friend Doctor Albert in order to complete his mission. This was

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    with the male-centered sociopolitical fantasy of triumph, motivation and desire. Through my interpretations, I aim not only to reflect on my own fantasies, but also to imagine my future as a criminal and environmental lawyer. In “The Garden of Forking

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    English 1302 October 11, 2012 Departure, Initiation, and Return in Jorge Luis Borges' “The Garden of Forking Paths” At first glance, Jorge Luis Borges' short story, “The Garden of Forking Paths,” tells the tale of a Chinese agent for the Germans against the English during the first World War. In this short story, Yu Tsun (the spy) learns that a fellow agent has been eliminated. This means that he will undoubtedly be the next to be arrested and killed. This will probably happen before

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