Portrait of a Lady

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  • Portrait Of Lady

    The Portrait of a Lady: A Fiction of Portraits I. Introduction Indicated from the title, The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James is a novel full portrait of a young lady named Isabel Archer, the main character. In first sight, it is easy to think this novel simply as a description of a lady provided by the narrator. The term “portrait” gives us a feeling that we are to see a lady fully depicted, or, portrayed inside the frame of the narrative. However, as readers read along, they get to know that there is more depth to the title and therefore that the title can imply more significance. Indeed, as the story unfolds, various versions of these “portraits” of a lady are given. They change, and new versions are constantly created and discarded. As…

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  • Portrait Of A Lady Identity

    The characters in “The Portrait of a Lady” by Henry James are mostly American people who came in Europe at a moment in their lives. They have lived in Europe from the beginning of their life, as in the case of Madame Merle, or they came there in their adulthood, like Isabel did. Either way, the European lifestyle had an influence on their shaping of identity. Isabel Archer is the main character of James’s novel “The Portrait of a Lady”. The personality she has created while…

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  • Analysis Of T. S Elliot's The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock

    The piece “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T.S Elliot is introduced with an epigraph from Dante’s Inferno. Dante’s Inferno is an epic, which depicts the journey of a man named Dante who is guided through the nine levels of hell. The excerpt from the poem is of a scene in which the speaker states that he has no fear and will speak freely of his sins to Dante because nobody who has crossed this far into Hell has ever made it back to earth to spread his story. Elliot has been known to…

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  • Laurence Dunbar We Wear The Mask Analysis

    In his poem We Wear the Mask, Laurence Dunbar speaks rather elusively on the topic of human deceit. More specifically, the underlying message of the human tendency to hide emotions in suffering, reveals itself in the 15 line poem. Explored in the first two lines of the poem, Dunbar speaks about a figurative mask; a mask covering the face, hiding cheeks and eyes, with the mask taking over with its fake happiness, all a subdued lie. Continuing through the poem, the second stanza expresses grief…

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  • Prufrock Symbolism

    Analysis of Prufrock The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock written by T. S. Eliot is the tragic story of one man who desperately looks for love ,yet, fears nothing more. The reader is taken with Prufrock on a cryptic walk through murky streets and hushed voices until he can come to terms with the essence of his life. Through the use of Eliot’s symbols and imagery, transformation of setting,sexual attraction and changes through age Prufrock’s masks the catastrophe that is evolved from a walk in…

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  • Richard Schacht's The Uncommitted: An Analysis Of Alienation

    He is extremely dispirited with this thought. He is caught in the pangs of alienation. A dictionary of literary terms defined alienation as; ‘Alienation is the state of being alienated or being estranged from something or somebody; it is a condition of the mind’. Encyclopedia Britannica defines alienation as ‘the state of feeling estranged or separated from ones milieu, work, products of work or self. Different interpreters of alienation have given different definitions. According to Arnold…

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  • The Underground Man In Fyodor Dostoevsky's Notes From Underground

    Throughout Fyodor Dostoevsky’s work, Notes from Underground, the protagonist, the underground man, portrays himself as a spiteful, self-contradictory, and overly conscious melancholy man. He continuously over analyzes and questions everything, and this prevents him from taking any real action. The underground man is lonely and constantly vacillates between wanting society’s acknowledgment or to be socially desired and wanting to be completely isolated from society. He gives off the impression…

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  • The Crying Of Lot 49 Analysis

    2. The Crying of Lot 49: modernism or postmodernism? In my arguing that The Crying of Lot 49 can also be construed as a late-modernist text, I will turn to Harvey’s essay ‘The Cry from Within or Without? Pynchon and the Modern – Postmodern Divide’ where he fervently argues against McHale’s ‘claim’ that The Crying of Lot 49 is fundamentally a modernist text by presenting two core arguments relating to a) intertextuality and b) Oedipa’s search for truth. Before I will dispute any arguments of…

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  • Pathetic Fallacy In Mariana, By Lord Alfred Tennyson

    John Ruskin coined the term ‘Pathetic Fallacy’ in 1856 to “signify any representation of inanimate natural objects that ascribes to them human capabilities, sensations, and emotions” (Abrams 203). This idea of emotion being projected onto the surrounding environment till nature becomes a kind of mirror is epitomised in Lord Alfred Tennyson’s poem ‘Mariana’. The poem, published in 1830, was inspired from a scene in William Shakespeare’s play Measure for Measure, where Mariana waits for her lover…

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  • Analysis Of The Short Story 'Fountain In The Rain'

    samurai. Notwithstanding its consideration in compilations and school syllabi, "The Fountains in the Rain" Mishima has gotten minimal basic consideration in English. "Rain Fontaines" with a legend if like numerous male characters Mishima welcomes further examination (encyclopedia, 2012). Plot summary The short story "Fountain in the rain" composed by Yukio Mishima is a young person who tries to break with his lady friend. In the story of the adolescent few discovers mythical beings a wellspring,…

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