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    The Conflict Between Madness and Rationality in Maugham’s Masterpiece “The Moon and Sixpence”

      ”The Moon and Sixpence” is one of the masterpieces of the British novelist William Somerset Maugham. Somerset Maugham’s short stories are known for deeply analyzing and interpreting the weaknesses of human nature in a calm and objective way. “The Moon and Sixpence” vividly reflects Maugham’s distinctive creative style. “The Moon and Sixpence” depicts a picture of various characters living in British society in the 19th century. It expresses the author’s criticism of the current social situation at that time, his strong call and desire for “human beings”, and reveals the contrast with “nature”. The limitations of “rational” civilization on human nature. This article will start from the perspective of symbolism…

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