Disappointed Old Man

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  • Topic: Wikimedia Foundation, Vladimir Mikhaylovich Komarov, Big Day Out
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  • Published : December 5, 2012
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12.01.2012
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Ege University
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Department of Translation Studies
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Course: 105 Textual Analysis
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Instructor: Kerem Demirtaş
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Studen Name / No : İlker Taşkın / 7110000769
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Disappointed Old Man
The text I am going to analyse tells some kind of diary of a character that is inspired by Andras Tamas. Andras Tamas was a Hungarian soldier who was wrongly taken prisoner during the Second World War. The funny thing about Tamas is that he was thought to be crazy because of the fact that he was speaking Hungarian which made Russians think he was speaking gibberish. So Tamas were taken to a psychiatric hospital where he spent most of his life. The text consists of seven paragraphs in which the character tells us how he had spent his seven days until the day he was supposed to die.

The text begins with the paragraph "The Seventh Day". As it is stated in the passage, we can clearly say that the character died sixty-seven years ago. The character says that the weather is getting warmer and everything, he is smelling the burn of something and everything is melting slowly. These are obviously descriptions of the hell. We can understand that the character stays at a hospital and his keeper takes him to get some fresh air some days. Maybe they go to hill everyday and the character describes the hill as the peak of the hell. The character uses a wheelchair which is controlled by his keeper. Even if the character does not want to go out, his keeper who has no ability of speaking takes him outside for the reason that he does not even know. The character looks forward to the day when he is going to die. Actually, he does not...
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