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  • Feminism In Jane Eyre And Dumaurier

    who then murdered his wife one after another. This comes it his current’s wife attempt upon suffering the same fate. The male that acts as an anti-hero predominantly fulfills the role. In Jane Eyre, Mr. Rochester indirectly fulfilled the role as a bluebeard character. He concealed his deranged and demented wife, Bertha Mason within Thornfield Hall. He did this in order to bury his dreadful secrets of an early marriage. The connection of one’s search of love and independence are very close. Jane…

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  • Bloody Chamber Themes

    Fairy tales and folk myths have a long history of being told to children as bedtime stories for many of generations, and as the tales get told time and time again different variations and versions of these stories have emerged. A prime example of this is Angela Carter’s book “The Bloody Chamber and other stories”. Carter has created multiple new stories from classic fairy tales such as “Beauty and the Beast” and “Snow White” allowing her to inject her own modern twist and interest in gender…

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  • The Age Differences Between The Narrator And Rebecca

    inexperience and immaturity, one of them being when the narrator claims Maxim only married her because she was “dull and quiet and inexperienced” . Her immaturity and lack of experience may be influenced by Maxim. Wisker compares Maxim to Bluebeard and claims that like Bluebeard “Max needs to hide his horrid secrets from his new wife much as he wishes her to remain childlike” . Rebecca is compared to Blackbeard’s folk tale; whose wife goes down to the forbidden chamber and “finds the corpses of…

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  • Blackberry Hunting And Death Of A Naturalist Analysis

    blackberry picking in language that is associated with violence and murder “our hands were peppered with thorn pricks, our palms as sticky as Bluebeard”. There is also a reference to Jesus taking humanity’s sins, relating to the idea of guilt. Heaney is drawing parallels between grabbing an unnecessary amount of blackberries and the killing of people like Bluebeard. The idea that we do not learn from our mistakes is shown by Heaney. He and his friends continue to pick and overly excessive amount…

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  • Seamus Heaney Blackberry-Picking Essay

    Seamus Heaney’s Blackberry-Picking describes the speaker’s pastoral memories of blackberry-picking, a yearly ritual beginning in the late August. Using a slew of rhetorical devices such as allusion and imagery, Heaney captures the innocence of the speaker’s past self, and innovatively mirror the process of growing up through the duality of two voices throughout the poem. A song of innocence and experience, Heaney presents a third-person perspective on the blossoming of blackberries, before…

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  • The Bloody Chamber Feminist Analysis

    The Marquis, as he removes his jacket, asks for the keys, finds the bloodstain on the key to the forbidden room, rebukes the girl for her transgression, imprints her forehead with a heart-shaped bloodstain from the key and pronounces her death sentence—Decapitation. He orders her to take bath, put on her white dress and the red choker, and wait in the music room for his telephone call. As she reaches the music room, she finds that though all the servants were given a holiday by the Marquis, the…

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  • Frankenstein And Mary Wollstonecraft: We Are Naturally Inclined To Evil

    Mary Wollstonecraft argues that myths such as the Fall and Prometheus are designed ‘to persuade us that we are naturally inclined to evil’. Discuss this claim in relation to two texts from the course. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Angela Carter’s ‘The Bloody Chamber’ both discuss the nature of evil and whether or not ‘we are naturally inclined’ to it. These two texts both agree and disagree with Mary Wollstonecraft’s claim in various ways. The following essay will explore how these texts…

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  • Kurt Vonnegut: A Postmodern Writer

    Kurt Vonnegut was academically proficient; he completed his preliminary education from short ridge High School in Indianapolis in 1940. Then he went to Cornell University, where he studied biology and chemistry as a major subject. At Short ridge High, Vonnegut wrote for the students paper, The Echo and he continued his interest in journalism at Cornell, becoming the Managing Editor of the student paper, The Sun. Vonnegut writings are crisp and he is known for his declarative style, much like…

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  • Daphne Dumaurier: A Literary Analysis

    Cornish author and playwright, Daphne DuMaurier wrote and published one of the most critically acclaimed gothic romance fictional work, namely Rebecca in 1938. The literature classic received quite a jubilant reaction from the public, and thus the novella was a jaunty success among female readers. Nevertheless, criticisms arise among the society due to works’ indisputable disparity to another novella whom has exhibited a tendency towards gothic romance that precedes back to 100 years prior;…

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  • Literary Analysis Of 'Those Winter Sundays' By Robert Hayden

    the berries were ripe, it then introduces dark words to describe the blackberries, such as “summer’s blood was in it” and “our palms as sticky as Bluebeard’s” create a suspenseful atmosphere. His inclusion of the reference to the sticky hands of Bluebeard (who killed his wives in a fairy tale) creates morbid imagery of blood and hints at the disappointment to come in the following stanza. The second stanza shows the loss of innocence for the speaker and his friends, who can finally see the…

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