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  • American Gothic Literature

    Isms The world is revolving. It may seem ridiculous to reiterate this rudimentary fact of science, but it is important in noting that, like the earth, all life upon its surface is in a state of perpetual spin, turning from one phase to another. Human beings are carried through evolution through continuous revolutions of heart, mind, and expression as witnessed in the unending attempts to better oneself, or all selves, through political, religious, and artistic mediums. Furthermore, these…

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  • Theme Of Selfish Love In Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey

    To reiterate, women accepted their role in a society that “reduces love to a biological impulse and marriage to a profitable alliance” (Giles, 77). We saw how selfish love represented this in Wuthering Heights and now its presence will be investigated in Northanger Abbey. In Northanger Abbey, we are introduced to an interesting protagonist right from the opening line: “No one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her infancy, would have supposed her born to be an heroine” (Austen, 5). Catherine…

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  • Theme Of Dualism In Wuthering Heights

    The novel was published in 1847 with the pseudonym of Ellis Bell. This is the only novel of Brontë which narrates a passionate love story between Catherine and Heathcliff and it is also beyond this theme, there are revenge, dreams, nightmares, ghosts and violence. The criticisms were made negatively in this age since the readers thought that the novel was “revolting,” “iredeemably montuous,” “too odiously and abominably…

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  • Wuthering Heights: Is Milo A Hero Or A Byronic Hero?

    The story is told from the perspective of Millie (referred to by her own narration and by her friend, Q, as ‘Milo’), a sophomore in James Wilson Marshall High’s class of 1992, in Placerville, California. Being the daughter of film producer Bruce Coleman, who famously died of a methaqualone overdose before Milo turned two years old, the girl and her glamorous, ageless mother (Enid) are easily the most recognisable people in her town, and her surname alone has granted her the highest spot in the…

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  • Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea

    The ocean is a magnificent place. So many animals inhabit these waters. In Jules Verne’s, “ Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea,” we travel into the magical waters of the earth’s oceans. In the year 1866, a strange phenomenon occurred. Ships sank and rumors spread about a sea monster who sank the ships with a pointy horn. After attending some business on behalf of the French government, Monsieur Pierre Aronnax, a professor in the Museum of Paris, is invited on a journey to put an end on…

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  • Every Trip Is A Quest Chapter 1 Analysis

    Chapter 1 (Every Trip Is a Quest (Expect When It’s Not)) In this chapter, the author explains why a character takes a trip using symbolic reasons. The character does not just take a trip, they take a quest. “The reason for a quest is always self-knowledge (Foster 3).” A quest is usually a person looking for the Holy Grail, going to a store for bread; these tasks of varying nobility. When the character goes on a quest, there is never a stated reason why the character goes on the quest. An…

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  • Margaret Atwood's Lady Oracle Analysis

    Margaret Atwood’s Lady Oracle is a feminist metafiction novel; within its pages a collage of multiple narratives explore the gender politics of the world inhabited by its protagonist, Joan Delacourt / Foster. The novel starts at its end, Joan has faked her death in order to escape and create a new life. Beginning at the end implies this is Joan’s next novel, therefore the character representations are subject to her narrative position. Embedded within Atwood’s exterior narrative, Joan’s memory…

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  • Gothic Elements In The Big House

    As a of a victim of colonization, Ireland has a long history of patriotic writers that comment on the effects of British colonialism, as well as themes of nationalism and conservatism through their writings. The introduction of Gothic literature, and its fearful conventions of the supernatural and the uncanny, has allowed Irish writers to align nationalist motifs within their texts through a more analogous narrative. As Laura Doyle writes, “The Gothic text has been shown to represent colonialism…

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