Amsterdam, generally regarded as a novel of social satire, can be reread from the view of modern man`s sense of non-existence and the artist`s desperate effort to integrate the confused moral decay. The two male friends represent masculinity of a trajectory toward destruction after they had lost her maternal empathy and social understanding. The two friends comes to their tragic ends owing to the lack of attributes of creativity, sensibility which had been provided by Molly while she had been alive. As a result of absence of variation, Clive`s effort to create a musical masterpiece fails and comes to a tragic death. Despite this kind of cynical failure, the musician Clive`s effort to create the sublime melody of art is a visionary achievement.