Edith Cowan University

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  • The Age Of Innocence Film Analysis

    Pages 305-307 → Film The day was fading into a soft sun-shot haze, pricked here and there by a yellow electric light, and passers were rare in the little square into which they had turned. Dallas stopped again, and looked up. "It must be here," he said, slipping his arm through his father 's with a movement from which Archer 's shyness did not shrink; and they stood together looking up at the house. It was a modern building, without distinctive character, but many-windowed, and pleasantly…

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  • The Importance Of Being Earnest Social Class Analysis

    Oscar Wilde implements a heavy focusses significant attention on class in The Importance of Being Earnest. People with and without money behave very differently, though strive for the same response and impressions from their peers. The characters in this novel are exaggerated to the point of absurdity when it comes to their obsession with class. Victorian upper class demands its members to keep up an important image in society and value money and appearance above all else, including people.…

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  • Sweeping POV In Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome

    Sweeping POV: The Reason Behind The Three Narrators The title character from Edith Wharton’s Ethan Frome is an enigma. His memory of when he visited Florida (the one time he actually left Starkfield) is buried under the monotonous experience of dealing with the snow year in and year out. When an unnamed engineer stays in town due to a union strike, he asks around and finds out bits and pieces of Frome’s life out of curiosity. Two important people he asks are Harmon Gow and Mrs. Hale. They’re…

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  • Ideal Gender Roles In Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton

    starting to settle in when the log cabin fires start to crackle. Trapped in their homes, people start to become claustrophobic and ill. Resentment builds between families, and tensions can be cut with a knife. This eerie scene is somewhat identical to Edith Wharton’s Ethan Frome. Born in New York City, Wharton’s most famous works center around uncomfortable and unaccepted circumstances of society in the late 1800s (Anderson). Ethan Frome follows suit by telling the unfortunate life story of a…

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  • Themes In Wharton's Ethan Frome

    In Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton the main character, Ethan, was married prematurely to a sickly Zeena. A woman "with no natural turn for housekeeping, and her training had done nothing to remedy the defect." (43 Wharton). In another book that I have recently enjoyed, The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway an old sick man goes out to fish for the 84th day with no luck in the many days prior. But in the 84th day he finds his mate, a strong Marlin. Ironically there is a greater love between the…

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  • Ethan Frome Literary Analysis

    Wharton offers the reader a complex story through the adequate use of literary devices to find the deeper meaning. Whether it is told directly or it is integrated in between the lines, all written pieces have the sense of a deeper meaning. While Edith Wharton tells the story of Ethan’s desperate hopes and attempts to leave his dreary life, she employs different themes, symbolism and foreshadowing to convince the reader that his doomed fate was fixed from the start. Silence was quite eminent in…

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  • Isolation In Ethan Frome

    How can one possibly think the name Starkfield in the novel Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton is a coincidence? The isolation of the town as well as the cold severity of the constant bleak winter explicitly illustrates the literal meaning in the name Starkfield. Nothing an author presents is ever fortuity in well written literature, in particular in the novel Ethan Frome, written by Edith Wharton. The novel Ethan Frome is written in a manner utilizing flashbacks, a switch in point of views, a…

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  • Use Of Evasive Language In Edith Wharton's 'Autres Temps'

    Autres Temps by Edith Wharton demonstrates how society struggles to break free from old, familiar traditions even when it strives for social changes. For example, past social habits especially have a significant and pivotal influence on the way the people of the society depicted in the text carry themselves. Wharton’s employment of evasive language, coupled with non-verbal communication, reflects the society’s perpetuation of outdated customs and its inability to leave the past behind. Wharton,…

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  • Little Edie Film Analysis

    later became the title of the film. Lee Radziwill, the sister of former First Lady Jackie Kennedy, approached the filmmakers in hopes of capturing the haunts of her childhood (Sutton, 2014), but the lens quickly shifted from Radziwill to her aunt, Edith “Big Edie” Beale, and cousin, “Little Edie.” The film falls within the participatory mode of documentary, which focuses on, “the interaction between the filmmaker and subject” (Nichols 2010, pg. 31). Dialogue between the filmmakers and the women…

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  • The Holocaust: The Diary Of Anne Frank

    Holocaust was a great genocide during World War II where six million Jews and other minority groups were persecuted and massively murdered. Out of the countless people that attempted to escape Nazi oppression, the story of Otto Frank and his wife, Edith Frank along with their two daughters, Anne and Margot has spread awareness of the victims of the Holocaust. The Diary of Anne Frank is a prominent recollection of the experiences that go in depth of how their life was and the interconnections…

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