Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Essay | Essay

This student essay consists of approximately 8 pages of analysis of A Little Cowgirl Intuition.
This section contains 2,261 words
(approx. 8 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Student Essay on A Little Cowgirl Intuition

A Little Cowgirl Intuition

Summary: Except when denying their natural instincts and inclinations, characters of Even Cowgirls Get the Blues gradually shift towards an emotional freedom characterized by a general indifference to traditional societal values.
AP Literature and Composition

24 March 2004

A Little Cowgirl Intuition

"Only cretins and logicians don't contradict themselves. And in their consistency, they contradict life"(224). These are the words of the Chink, the moral arbiter among the characters of Tom Robbins' Even Cowgirls Get the Blues. Such illogical, seemingly ridiculous philosophy is prevalent throughout Robbins' novel, and is indicative of the underlying battle between intuition and logic. Except when denying their natural instincts and inclinations, characters of Even Cowgirls Get the Blues gradually shift towards an emotional freedom characterized by a general indifference to traditional societal values. Without exception, this tendency results in increased happiness of the characters. To further exemplify this idea, Robbins creates several characters whose spiritual bankruptcy results from the materialism and flawed logic of "civilized" men. In contrast, several characters attain enlightenment only after rejecting societal conventions and pursuing a more unique, freer lifestyle. By infusing...

(read more)

This section contains 2,261 words
(approx. 8 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Student Essay on A Little Cowgirl Intuition
Copyrights
BookRags
A Little Cowgirl Intuition from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook