Surname 2and validity. This form of treatment is the main concern of Lu Xun, who vehemently condemns this ancient form of treatment. To prove his point, he enrolls in medical school and becomes a physician who practices his services in a professional and westernized style. Instead, Lu Xun gives attention to the healing power of literature. Notably, the primary theme in "Madman's Diary" is less concerned with the traditional method of treating the insane in ancient Chinese culture. The main focus of the narrative is the causal forces that led to the madness itself. The madman continuously losses his touch on reality when he is persuaded that his parents practice cannibalism. He also learns that his parents are earnestly preparing him to get cannibalized in the coming future. The core of the narration centers on irony. The protagonist of the story, though ostensibly mad, is still the same character who witnesses the mercilessness of his cannibalistic society with a clear perspective. In the literature of Chinese antiquity, cannibalism seems to exist with glaring frequency (Lu 11).