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  • 's Relationship With Caitlin In Breathing Underwater By Alex Flynn

    Breathing Underwater is a 2002 young adult novel by Alex Flynn that tells the story of Nick and Caitlin. Nick is sixteen years old who comes from a comfortable background and has a devoted girlfriend in Caitlin. Things, however, are not what they seem on the surface. His father is distant and abusive. Caitlin stays with him because of Nick’s controlling actions. The story is in part epistolary in nature with portions presented in the form of letters and as diary entries in which Nick chronicles…

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  • Fainting In Anne Radcliffe's A Sicilian Romance

    Why is swooning a common action taken by the heroine in romance novels? Surprisingly, fainting is a rather common event in eighteenth century literature. Some scholars say fainting was a contagious craze in order for women to express their sensibility, but others say that there were real physical causes behind these fainting fits. Sometimes it is questioned whether or not feminine characters in romance novels faint for dramatic effect, or whether there is something seriously wrong with their…

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  • Flowers For Algernon Comparative Analysis

    themes and stylistic choices meld together in Frankenstein and Flowers for Algernon, two novels which, though written over a century apart, are notably similar. Characterised by the use of epistolary storytelling techniques, the window is a recurring symbol which is structured following a period of nine months. This parodies of a human’s gesticulation period and mocks man’s attempts to play God by ending both novels in the season of Fall. In Frankenstein, letters from Robert Walton elucidate the…

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  • Nosferatu: Movie Analysis

    creation. Unlike lyrical changes, various factors drive these decisions, including the film’s duration, the novel’s format, or the director’s vision. A notable film adaptation is Nosferatu, a version of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, published in 1897. This novel follows the story of Jonathan and his companions as they attempt to kill the vampire Dracula, while the movie attempts to retell this story. In order to translate Bram Stoker’s Dracula into this silent film for a 1922 German audience,…

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  • Frankenstein: A Psychoanalytic Analysis

    In his writings, Freud argues that early life experiences play a key role in forming one's personality. In the late 18th century, Mary Shelley lost her mother only a few months after her birth. The influence of this experience appears in her writing. In a psychoanalytic reading of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the effects of the author’s loss of her mother at a young age manifest themselves in the creature’s lack of connection with his creator to show the traumatic alienating effects of her…

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  • Hypocrisy: A Literary Analysis

    When rewriting classic novels, authors generally have specific agendas. Sometimes their purpose is to correct or clarify certain aspects of the original texts; another motivating factor could be to emphasize particular elements. A common literary technique authors often employ is the continuation of major themes from classic works to the rewrites. A prevalent theme in eighteenth and nineteenth-century literature is examining the effects of British presence in foreign countries from a variety of…

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  • Lopera's Narrative Techniques In Qukireme

    In Juliana Delgado Lopera’s short novel, Quiéreme, she her autobiography is best described as an untraditional in every sense of the word. Lopera’s quick novel clocks in at about 44 pages but is a colorful twisted versions of noting one’s life. In her series of essays, Lopera uses a wide range of writing tools such as her personal voice, Spanglish language, and narrative, she tells her journey of self-discovery through her life and reveals her unique identity to the reader. One of the way…

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  • Pamela Archetype

    Pamela and I are both young women with a penchant for written English living in a man’s world. Obviously, her case is more severe; given her clear-cut role as a servant and woman, it makes it next to impossible for her to speak out about her exploitation. Luckily, in the 21st century, we are making progress and pushing certain boundaries. However, these gender biases and standards are still prevalent today since they are so deeply woven into our culture. I admire Pamela’s strong set of morals.…

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  • Character Analysis Of Dimmesdale In The Scarlet Letter

    subsequent meeting helps further develop towards one’s last impression. Which is an ideal that eventually contributes to the bigger picture of who a person actually is. In the novel, The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne emphasizes Dimmesdale as a pivotal character who embodies qualities from both the good and the bad. Throughout the novel, the author displays Dimmesdale as a contradictory character in the means of how his actions refute his high position in society, which ultimately suggests…

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  • Isolationism In John Gardeners's Grendel

    mind, collapsing around the edges. As the novel progresses the energy created intensifies and allures the audience. In John Gardeners Grendel; kennings, existentialism and metaphor are used to highlight Grendle’s isolation and clearly establish a central idea that isolating one’s self leads to self-destruction. Notably, signs of isolationism in Grendel are evident from the very beginning with kennings to demonstrate Grendle’s emotions throughout the novel. The first evident sign of isolation…

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