Rimbaud: The Revolt of the Outsider, His Reinvented Love, His Search for Innocence
Gilbreath, Stephen Edmond
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In this Senior Independent Project, I will attempt to present my point of view concerning Rimbaud's revolt -- "The Revolt of the Outsider" -- -and discuss two manifestations of this revolt as they are expressed in the poetry -- "Reinvented Love" and "Search for Innocence". To understand Rimbaud's poetry, one must have some knowledge of his life and the meaning and goals of his revolt. Through such an understanding, one may more easily grasp the importance to Rimbaud of creating a new kind of love and of regaining his innocence. The universal love he dreams of is one result of his impatient revolt as well as his desire to bury the tree of good and evil. Both of these goals, as you will see, are impossible for Rimbaud without the total transformation of society in which they must play a part.