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    Epistolary Novel Analysis

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    self. Rousseau continues to say that the novels he read as a child were formative of feeling but not reason. He “has no idea of the facts, but … was already familiar with every feeling (Rousseau, pg. 20). As Locke would argue, reason is later developed through experience. Thus, Rousseau is half written into being by reading alone. If one believes Rousseau’s argument that reading, in addition to experience, develops the self, then it follows that as one reads Pamela into being through the epistolary form, one’s consciousness is developed simultaneously. Thus the epistolary form achieves a duality of creation – the persona of the reader and the personality of the character. Rousseau was very influenced by Pamela and Richardson’s other work Clarissa. Rousseau went on to write Julie, ou La Nouvelle Heloise, an epistolary novel that, like Pamela emphasized the intimacy between reader and subject.…

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    Richardson's Clarissa, or, The History of a Young Lady (1748), reveals through letters the tragic fate of the beautiful, virtuous young woman Clarissa, from the youngest child of a fairly well-off family of five to a fading, broken woman surrounded by and embodied by death. Her steep decline expresses the fact that she was forcibly dragged down into the grim status of a Fallen Woman, a woman who is no longer sexually pure or innocent, by a supposed suitor after being kidnapped and held against…

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    I decided to do Clarissa from the Dancer and Chris from Lifeguard for a compare and contrast. Clarissa is a confused girl trying to discover her identity and culture; by finding it in Dance.She Chris is a dedicated swimmer and does not focus on anything else, however he learns the true meaning of friendship. When an individual has a rough time in life, they discover something that had been missing in their life, results in compassion and happiness. The connection between Clarissa…

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    felt glad that he had done it; thrown it away” (Woolf 186). On the surface, Clarissa may seem to be leading a flawless and normal life, but on the inside, she’s constantly questioning her current life. Clarissa indeed loves life, but internally, she will never be able to accept her life. Clarissa identifies with Septimus for taking the plunge she would never be able to do and for not surrendering his happiness to society. He is a foreigner, but in terms of social conformity, rather than national…

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    that he is no longer in love with Clarissa, but his painful memories surface causing grief and even an attraction towards Clarissa. “It was awfully strange he thought, how she still had the power, as she came across the room, to make the moon, which he detested, rise at Bourton on the terrace in the summer sky” (Woolf 47). As Peter and Clarissa start to reminisce about the past, and even Peter asking Clarissa if she is “happy,” the emotions with the past get brought into the present.…

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    Clarissa Rigas boasts a decade of experience in the real estate industry, with her partner Peter Tzellos working alongside her for the last six. Both have been the recipient of numerous, highly esteemed awards in their years of service. In addition, their positive demeanour and honest approach to business has garnered a huge client following. All of their clients can testify to their glowing character traits: honest, innovative, loyal, hardworking, humorous and family oriented. Together,…

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    brings pain through Peter Walsh 's imaginative life, Clarissa Dalloway’s constant disappointment, and Septimus Smith 's suicide. Peter Walsh appears to have a pretty good life. He makes questionable choices, like being in love with a married woman and…

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    That same year, Robin Williams had committed suicide and broke the hearts of our nation. The entire world was exposed to the fact that the impact that mental demons have on another person is calamitous, and we must always remember to acknowledge the magnitude of the situation and the consequences that our actions unfold. Clarissa nearly took her life due to her insecurities and self-pity and desire for attention. How could she have thought so selfishly? Would she have actually thrown her…

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    A continuous theme of suicide lingers within each life despite the differing stories. Virginia, Clarissa, and Laura all led such contrasting lives but each of them experienced a longing for something more that could not be achieved. Virginia committing suicide in the opening of the novel introduced the entire theme that no matter what situation a person is in, they can still experience a great amount of pain that cannot be measured by their surroundings. Each character suffered in a different as…

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    Exposition Clarissa Dalloway’s background information is given through her own thoughts and regrets. She describes how she feels about death and how she is unsure about whether she resents it or not; furthermore about her regretting her past when the time comes. Clarissa Dalloway is never quite she what she wants and if she makes the right decisions. As readers, we see into many lives in Mrs. Dalloway. We get to see how they all connect and why people feel they ways they do. Complication…

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