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    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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    In the novel Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier, the main character, Mrs. De Winter, grows immensely through her epiphanies. At the onset of the story, the main character is full of self-doubt and does not know herself. She believes that her husband does not love her and that she is inferior to his first wife, Rebecca. As the novel progresses, the main character has an epiphany and realizes that she is worthy of happiness and her husband’s love. The housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers, also experienced an…

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    making it complicated.” Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier can illustrate how the characters undergo change when they faced with conflicts. Through the use of paradox themes, Du Maurier depicts the complex characteristics of the characters of Rebecca. The strong elements of symbolism throughout the story show the complication of the characters. In the story, the flowers are used as symbols. The most important instance of this is the rhododendrons: “These were monsters, rearing to the sky, massed…

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Daphne du Maurier’s “The Birds”, is well known for its apocalyptic plot and the idea of nature turning against humanity. It is her original work that is eventually used in the famous film, The Birds by Alfred Hitchcock. Although it was a bestseller, Daphne du Maurier never got much credit for writing “The Birds” or anything in general. She “enjoyed great popular success over the years, but during her lifetime she received comparatively little critical esteem” (theguardian). Unfortunately,…

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    pose questions about the relationship between fiction and reality” are both intensely self-reflexive and yet paradoxically also lay claim to historical events and personages”. In other words, history itself is highly textual and is always subject to critical interpretation. This essay will focus on historiographic metafiction in relation to ‘First lives club: Pretend Blood by Margaret Atwood and ‘The Birds’ by Daphne du Maurier and how historic fiction like this operates through the gap between…

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    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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