Marguerite Yourcenar

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  • Bernard In Virginia Woolf's The Waves

    A current and common reading of Virginia Woolf’s experimental novel The Waves places the character of Bernard against his friends as a dominating force. The novel is noted for its pluralism. The six speaking characters in The Waves express themselves through short monologues, sharing nearly equal space with one another until the concluding section. It is over the final forty-four pages of the novel that Bernard is fully emphasized, the voices of Louis, Rhoda, Jinny, Neville, and Susan giving way to his alone. It is this moment Gabrielle McIntire explores in her essay “Heteroglossia, Monologism, and Fascism: Bernard reads The Waves,” arguing for an understanding of both Bernard and the novel that is deeply influenced by Woolf’s anti-fascist sentiment. McIntire pieces together an understanding of Bernard as domineering, with a drive toward controlling and subsuming methods of expression. Bernard concludes The Waves with a singular and summarizing internal monologue. His friends, while physically absent, are fully realized in Bernard’s memories of their childhood together. Although his aptitude for storytelling is present throughout the entire text, in this last section of speech Bernard overcomes the established format of the novel, acting as the previously absent narrator. McIntire indicates this collapse of plurality as at once both enticing and dangerous, a synthesis of creative chaos into a single point of view. The Waves is certainly a novel in tension, and McIntire’s…

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  • Scarlet Pimmernel Case Study

    15. After hearing the Comtesse describe her dislike of Marguerite St. Just, now Lady Blakeney, why does Sir Andrew fighting with his fork and Lord Anthony look uncomfortable, glancing apprehensively toward Jellyband, who also looks uncomfortable? After hearing the Comtesse described her dislike of Marguerite and hoping to never meet Marguerite while she stayed in England, Sir Andrew, Lord Anthony, and Jellyband looked uncomfortable because Lake Blakeney and her husband Sir Percy were expected…

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  • Lady Blakeney's Metamorphosis

    Marguerite Blakeney, formerly known as Marguerite St. Just, she is Armand St. Just’s sister and wife of Sir Percy Blakeney. Throughout the book she reveals her true personality, due to the choices she makes and the people around her. She is torn between being Lady Blakeney who is completely English and French Marguerite. Lady Blakeney is kind, sweet, loves Percy. French Marguerite hides behind a mask of cold and brittleness. Orczy uses Marguerite’s dual identities as a symbol of England vs.…

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  • The Scarlet Pimpernel Literary Analysis

    fleeing aristocrats were captured, quite a few escaped and survived with the help of the famous Scarlet Pimpernel. In England, fugitives meet with the League of The Scarlet Pimpernel and await the arrival of the latest escapees. Comtesse de Tournay is one of the escapees, along with her daughter and son, but her husband was left in Paris. She wishes to thank the Scarlet Pimpernel, but his identity is to remain a secret. Comtesse mentions the traitorous actions of the women in France,…

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  • Suspense Thriller In Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl

    Nick Dunne killed his wife, but without body, the police have to work around the clock to make their case. Amy’s side of the story begins when she first met Nick and the blissful stages of their marriage, then chronicles the events that turned their relationship upside down. After Nick discovers his wife missing, he follows the traditional anniversary treasure hunt his wife laid out prior to her disappearance, and with the final clue solved, the story shifts and the plot thickens. At its…

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