A chronicle of madness? One, No One, and One Hundred Thousand by Luigi Pirandello – roughghostsThe novel had a rather long and difficult period of gestation. Pirandello began writing it in In an autobiographical letter, published in , the author refers to this work as the " Vitangelo Moscarda discovers by way of a completely irrelevant question that his wife poses to him that everyone he knows, everyone he has ever met, has constructed a Vitangelo persona in their own imagination and that none of these personas corresponds to the image of Vitangelo that he himself has constructed and believes himself to be. The reader is immediately immersed in a cruel game of falsifying projections, mirroring the reality of social existence itself, which imperiously dictate their rules. As a result, the first, ironic "awareness" of Vitangelo consists in the knowledge of that which he definitely is not; the preliminary operation must therefore consist in the spiteful destruction of all of these fictitious masks. Only after this radical step toward madness and folly in the eyes of the world can Vitangelo finally begin to follow the path toward his true self.
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A chronicle of madness? One, No One, and One Hundred Thousand by Luigi Pirandello
This is the house where I was borne; in a particular year, month and day. Topographically speaking, the length, width, and number of windows are the same for everyone; and the same the year, the month and the day in which I was borne  does result from this that all of you make the same impressions and ideas about me and my house? You, who live in a cottage, find my house a palace; you, the one with awful taste, you will find it vulgar and indecent  each of you will judge it according to your reality Pirandello, I chose this passage belonging to Luigi Pirandellos book, One, no one and a hundred thousand to start with considering it a linkage between the above stated work and the present paper. Thereby, the multiple meanings and faces that can be attributed to each person or object, isnt only the idea after which the book was built on, but the current paper represents my personal view, the way I understood the authors message, and the subject of the book, after processing it according to my experiences and reality. Therefore, this paper explores the ideas communicated by Luigi Pirandello in his book, in correlation with some concepts belonging to the organizational theories field: informal interactions and relations and interpersonal group dynamics, as well as some theories used in order to motivate people, theories related to the common human needs.
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At first he only notices small differences in how he sees himself and how others do; but his self-examination quickly becomes relentless, dizzying, leading to often darkly comic results as Vitangelo decides that he must demolish that version of himself that others see. It arrives at the most extreme conclusions, the farthest consequences. The terrible honesty of the novel and of its protagonist has, with time, become all the more desirable and impelling. Vitangelo has been vindicated. Luigi Pirandello — was an Italian novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. His best-known works include the novel The Late Mattia Pascal , in which the narrator one day discovers that he has been declared dead, as well as the groundbreaking plays Six Characters in Search of an Author and Henry IV , which prefigured the Theater of the Absurd.