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Pablo Neruda gives us a good example of Vanguard Literature in his poem Walking Around We can see the influence of surrealism in the poem because it does not rhyme at all instead is an effort to express feelings and emotions in a free style We can also see the existentialism idea as Neruda is bold and tells us everything that is in his mind Neruda tells us what he thinks about society in general In this poem we can see that Neruda is tired of technology he says that he no longer desires to see elevators or merchandise or movie theaters He is tired of all the new inventions humans have made He is tired of seeing the same things over and over again wherever he goes Same shoe shops same stores etc In my opinion he thinks that we have lost our individuality and that we all own the exact same artifacts and we all want to have whatever everyone else has I also think that hes sorry that humans cannot appreciate the beauty of nature and are polluting it with factories buildings and alike Neruda grew up in the wilderness and I think that he misses the wild landscapes and the fresh air he used to breath when he was a boy The line that confused me was when he says that it would be delicious to kill a nun I thought that because of his experience of loosing a friend during war he would be against any kind of violence But I then I thought that since existentialism consists of an active role of the will and not the reason Neruda was just being spontaneous He probably was just trying to get out all that he felt even if this meant going to the extremes Neruda was probably disappointed of the new inventions and the destruction of nature and man itself This poem clearly shows that
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