Essay On Flypaper By Simon Armitage

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Flypaper The short story Flypaper is written by Simon Armitage, is at first hand a tragic story about the law-breaking and provocative artist who gets caught up by the authorities. By analyzing you do see a connection between Flypaper and the tale of Jesus Christ and his sacrifice for mankind on the cross. The story takes place in a small town in Northern England, where one of our main characters resides as a council leader – Perry. It’s hard to tell at what time the story takes place – the narrator tells: “It was an age like today.” which means that the story could take place at any time: the past, the present and even the future. You can divide the text into two parts: in the first part we hear a lot about how the artist becomes famous…show more content…
I would say that the anonymous artist is our main character. The description of him is very strictly – as a talented, which art isn’t just for the masses but for the whole world. He’s anonymous and only known by his signature – a fingerprint of his right thumb. The foggy secrecy of his identity and his provocative installations – has awoken a big mainstream curiosity in the public and in the media. Perry the council leader – you could say the anonymous artist worst opponent. He is a man whom nears great respect from his cooperative society. His respect is though on a downfall due to Perry’s greediness. Therefore he starts a companionship with Rossiter the chief architect trying to lure the anonymous in a trap – and by doing that he will without doubt get a huge wave of media attention around his catch and his personality – which could lead to a reelection. The similarity of the anonymous artist and Jesus is pretty interesting. The description of the artist is very similar to how you think Jesus would have looked like: Tall, thin, slender, wearing a loin cloth and some sort of barb wire crown. There are also similarities of the way that the artist became famous just like Jesus. He started off with a small cult of followers – you could say disciples. The interest of the artist grew with time, just like
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