Daphne du Maurier

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  • Literary Devices In Rebecca, By Daphne Du Maurier

    In Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier, the author uses detail, diction, and imagery as literary techniques to create and shift throughout the passage between moods of mystery, a nightmare, and nostalgia. These moods evolve throughout the excerpt chronologically in three different segments. The atmosphere evolves chronologically as the narrator physically advances on her path to Manderley in her dream. In the excerpt from Rebecca, du Maurier uses literary devices, mainly diction, detail, and imagery to create a set of varying moods of mystery, a nightmare, and nostalgia throughout the passage. In the beginning of the passage, Daphne du Maurier uses the literary techniques diction, detail, and imagery to create a mood of mystery in lines 1-11. At…

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  • The Female Gothic Themes In Rebecca By Daphne Du Maurier

    Daphne du Maurier 's novel Rebecca, is a good example of unique and intriguing writing. It has achieved critical praise inarguably due to its uniqueness in literature especially as compared to those which fall under the female gothic category. The author uses attractive themes which can easily attract the masses throughout diverse generations. This book exposes a story of a narrator who faces lots of challenges not only in her marriage but also in her social circle. There exist certain…

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  • The Expretation Of Moods In Rebecca By Du Maurier

    throughout the passage the atmosphere starts to become nightmarish and very eerie. Subsequently, as the reader nears the end of the passage they will start to get a feeling of nostalgia created by the passage. With the intention of creating various moods, du Maurier uses literary devices such as detail, diction, and imagery to create a shift in the moods which are a mystery, nightmare, and a nostalgia. In the beginning of the passage,…

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  • Imagery In Daphne Du Maurier's The Birds

    their little stabbing beaks sharp as pointed forks” (Daphne du Maurier’s The Birds). This enthralling scene is an excerpt from none other than Daphne du Maurier’s The Birds, and it inserts a perfect picture in the reader’s head of the suffering Nat is undergoing. In the short story The Birds, Nat must defend his family from the invasion of birds, and the author creates a suspenseful story with strong imagery during and after the raid of the birds. On the other hand, Alfred Hitchcock skillfully…

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  • Essay Comparing Rebecca And Birthday Letters

    Written in 1938 Daphne Du Maurier breaks the conventions of society by creating a character and a story line that was deemed socially unacceptable at the time. In contrast Birthday Letters shows the biased interpretation of Ted Hugh’s and Sylvia Plath’s relationship which led to Sylvia becoming a feminist icon for many. Both texts explore women’s role in society and traditional conventions within marriage. The novel Rebecca shows two presentations of women and is open for interpretation.…

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  • The Gothic Elements Of Rebecca And Dracula

    The Gothic Elements of Rebecca and Dracula Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, and Bram Stoker’s Dracula, both possess many of the 9 characteristics that commonly identify a Gothic Novel. These characteristics all play a unique role in the plot and story of any piece of Gothic literature. While both books portray elements and qualities linked to those of a Gothic novel, Dracula displays these traits in a much more prominent way than Rebecca. One of the key characteristic of Gothic literature is the…

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  • Suspense In Daphne Du Maurier's The Birds

    Movies, books, and short stories all create and utilize suspense in many different ways, shapes, and forms. From the tension and worry feeling shown in movies, to foreshadowing about what will happen in literature. Author Daphne du Maurier and filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock both used many ways to create suspense in their takes on the horror story, “The Birds.” However, only one author utilized suspense the best. Between du Maurier’s short story and Hitchcock's film, Hitchcock’s film did a better job…

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  • Rebecca By Daphne Du Maurier: Jealousy Analysis

    Envy is the sign of admiration; jealousy is the feeling of envy, wanting to have what someone else has. Throughout the novel the narrator, who stays unnamed, shows how her life revolves around jealously over Rebecca. Because of her age and insecurities the narrator starts to wonder why Maxim decides to marry her. As the narrator starts learning more about Maxim’s dead wife, she starts comparing herself with her. As her jealousy grows it gets to a point where she concludes that Maxim is still in…

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  • Birds In Jane Eyre Essay

    In Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, Brontë’s choice to associate Jane Eyre or Edward Rochester with birds represents their dependency on one another. In the beginning of their relationship, Jane is dependent on Rochester for financial and social reasons. As their relationship develops, she becomes more dependent on his love than his money. In both of these cases, Rochester describes Jane as a bird. But when Jane asserts her independence, she realizes she cannot identify as a bird anymore because…

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  • Creative Writing: The Bluebeard Twist

    The Bluebeard Twist The crisp bite of winter air blew down the dim oil lit streets of a little called Berkenshire. As the night rolled on, frozen ice pellets were bouncing off of every thatched roof. The wind whistled eerily through this sleepy town. There was a mounting heaviness hanging in the air. The last of the freshly baked goods had been prepared for the holiday. This years crops failed and a drought was taking effect. A poor man stood looking cold and hungry. He was traveling door to…

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