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    The opening and closing scenes of the short story “The South” in the book Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges have a large degree of influence on the way the reader experiences the story itself. The opening scene, for example, very much sets the tone and foreshadows future event in the story through an introductory description of the character of Dahlmann and his background. The closing scene, on the other hand, holds a good deal of significance because it contributes a good deal of ambiguity to the

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    “The South” by Jorge Luis Borges portrays the life of Juan Dahlmann, a librarian from Buenos Aires, wherein a sequence of unfortunate events brings him, eventually and triumphantly, to the South. But the story might be as mundane as Dahlmann’s northern life without its stunning conclusion: rather than living happily in the South like he’s always longed for, Dahlmann willingly dies the first night he gets there. Dahlmann dies just before his promised life can even begin, yet he finds joy in it. His

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    speaker is Jorge Luis Borges a librarian from Buenos Aires, Argentina. that is slowly going blind. Jorge Luis Borges writes to explain his views on blindness and how he sees this world. Though his primary audience are people all around the world in order to give ignorant people knowledge on blindness, he is also speaking to people all around the world, and he also speaks to the blind. The purpose of the passage is to speak about his blindness and how as a blind man he can still be successful. Jorge Luis

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    In “The Book of Sand” by Jorge Luis Borges, the idea that time and life as a whole are endless and unreasonable yet are limited and full of meaning at the same time. “In this house are several English bibles, including the first John Wyclif's. I also have Cipriano de Valera’s, Luther’s-- which, from a literary viewpoint, is the worst-- and a Latin copy of Vulgate.” This quotes shows that the narrator displays that he owns over 9 different bibles including rare ones. The knowledge he usually collects

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    life it is necessary to have fantasy, because without it, life would be dull and meaningless. Life would be so different without dreams, since they are what motivate humans to keep on moving forward in order to achieve their goals. This is what Jorge Luis Borges is trying to explain to the reader in the book Ficciones which is very confusing, but also very deep in meaning. These stories demonstrate a theme of reality vs. fiction which is fascinating because in many of the readings fantasy is required

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    collection of short stories, Ficciones, Jorge Luis Borges uses dreams, imagination and fantasy to establish ambiguity in his stories. With the use of juxtaposition and symbols, Borges blends a realm of dreams and imagination into the individual’s everyday worldly experiences. Through these devices, Borges commonly blurs the line between aspects of reality for his characters versus the constructs of his or her mind. By combining the real with the fictitious, Borges incorporates ambiguity into his stories

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    124 25 February, 2015 l "The Aleph" analysis The Aleph is a short story by Jorge Luis Borges. According to the story, “The Aleph is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, it is also said that it takes the shape of a man pointing to both heaven and earth, in order to show that the lower world is the map and mirror of the higher, it is the symbol of transfinite numbers, of which any part is as great as the whole.” (Borges,1945). The author, narrator, tried to expand all of our points of view. In

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    In the short story The Library of the Babel written by Jorge Luis Borges, suggests how written language and orthographic conventions limit our understanding of the universe. While knowledge from language helps decipher what is what is known; could it also expose us to what is unknown in the universe? Within The Library of the Babel the ideas of the awareness of the questions that emerge with intelligence of certain topics and the lack of knowledge in regards to understanding the vastness of the universe

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    The Library of Babel by Jorge Luis Borges was about a Library filled with an infinite, or perhaps finite, number hexagon rooms. These hexagons contain all books that exist, and many that have yet to be written. The story describes the last thoughts of a man who has lived in this library universe. The Library itself holds many books that hold perceived power from the knowledge they hold. One of the most incomprehensible concepts he raises is a book that contains all other books within the Library

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    “The Circular Ruins” by Jorge Luis Borges “Green is derived from blue and green will become more brilliant than blue” Chinese Proverb The Chinese have a proverb about the evolution of humanity, and in particular, the nature of intellectual relationships. Although the color green is composed from the color blue, it often shines with a more brilliant luster than its predecessor does. This is a metaphor for the pupil and teacher. The pupil learns knowledge from his teacher, but will outgrow

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