Sub Topics: Maugham’s Belief in the Meaninglessness
Key Words: body-bondage, economic bondage, Somerset Maugham,, Of Human Bondage , Sally ,Philip Carey , Mildred
Apparently, Somerset Maugham’s Of Human Bondage is about a medical student who falls in love with a mean-spirited waitress. Diving deep into the story it, however, proves that it is more than that. According to Somerset Maugham, it is of multiple ‘human bondage’ which may be classified into several ways. First of all, there is the bondage related with the birth of a person. For example, Phillip, the central character of Of Human Bondage suffered from an inferiority complex on account of his poor birth and a club-foot. He suffered both in the class-room as well as in the society.