Madness in Vernor Vinge’s the Rainbows End

  •  Bahareh Mohammadinasab    
  •  Hossein Moradi    


The major objective of this study is to analysis the concept of madness in Vernor Vinge’s The Rainbows End by using Michel Foucault’s theory of madness. It is true that Michel Foucault in Madness and Civilization wishes to show us madness in different decades in the past. Having this in mind, I take Foucault’s theory of madness as a starting point for analysis of Vinge’s The Rainbows End of madness and reason. Furthermore, Vinge manifests the function of madness in 2025. The point is that the concept of madness has a crucial role in our understanding human potentiality during centuries. And Vernor Vinge exercises madman such as Robert who using the language of madness to manifest truth.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1916-9655
  • ISSN(Online): 1916-9663
  • Started: 2009
  • Frequency: semiannual

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