This research paper proposes an in-depth study of the Chinese writer Mo Yan’s novel Frog (2009) and analyzes how the protagonist Gugu befits as an exponent of Romantic tendencies in the modernist novel. The concepts taken into consideration include Byronic hero, subjective approach, rebelliousness and heroism. The concept of Byronic hero introduced by the Romantic, George Gordon Byron, still mirrors in modern literary compositions. Along with it, traces of a heroic, rebellious central character, presented in a subjective outlook within the backdrop of the one-child policy, leaves behind the legacy of Romanticism in this piece of art. Thus the novel reflects the concoction of romantic and modern elements and how the amalgamation of two ages of English literary history results in the creation of a unique literary work.
R. Pillai and Anusudha R. S., “Rarity into Reality- An amalgamation of Two Contrasting Literary Ages in Mo Yan’s Frog”, IJELLH (International Journal of English Language, Literature in Humanities), vol. 6, no. 7, 2018.