Novel

“Behind the Scenes at the museum” – Kate Atkinson

“I exist! ” So begins the novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum. Ruby Lennox has literally just been conceived and is already starting to narrate her life story. Although many of the chapters in the book are told from Ruby’s perspective, commenting on the present, there are others that follow called footnotes. These depict […]

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Touch Me, by James Molone

Touch Me, by James Moloney employs choice/selection of detail to encourage/invite readers to feel empathy and sympathy towards Xavier Mclachlan, the key protagonist of this teenage novel. This is how Moloney positions the reader to respond, however the unique feature of this novel is what Moloney does with the detail he selects for his novel. […]

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Looking at “The Virgin and The Gipsy”

In this novel, the rector clearly represents a strict, religious moral code, by which he lives his life. In his eyes, there is a clear line between what is right and what is wrong. And although his ideas/views are not accepted by everyone, he refuses to accept that anyone else’s differing view could be anywhere […]

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Samskara as it relates specifically to Praneshacharya

* * Trying to find the meaning of Samskara in its nebulous form. * Establish definitions and concentrate on mainly one definition of Samskara that pervades the novel * On a second reading of Samskara, it becomes evident that the novel opens up with a double entendre feeling towards Praneshacharya. We understand that the “Crest-Jewel […]

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A Doll’s House Analysis

In Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, many themes were presented. These themes are scattered throughout the play through the way each character speaks, the title, the subtext, and the storyline itself. The author has offered themes that can be seen in many different perspectives. As I explored the themes and symbols of the show I […]

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How does Ibsen use motifs throughout the play to emphasise change in Noras character

Henrik Ibsen in ‘A Doll’s House’ written in 1879 uses the repetition of motifs throughout the course of the play to emphasise how the characters go through a series of changes in their characteristics and relationships. Ibsen makes use of motifs such as a Christmas tree, fancy dress, macaroons and doors to highlight changes throughout […]

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A Doll’s House, great novel

The great novel “A Doll’s House” written by Henrik Ibsen focuses on the general view of the feminism treatment in the early 19th century. In this age women were treated with disrespect and were considered to be at a lower status level than that of men. Towards the ending of the novel, we notice the […]

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What is the significance of the sub-plot in ‘A Doll’s House’

A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen presents the clever employment of climactic plot construction, in which the subplot plays a significant role in aiding our understanding. The plot revolves around relationship dilemmas within the lives of Torvald and Nora. Ibsen has incorporated a sub-plot that serves to provide a contrast with the relationship between the […]

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Truman Capote favors Perry over Dick in his novel, In Cold Blood

In Truman Capote’s non-fictional novel In Cold Blood, he tends to favor Perry, one of the killers, over the other killer Dick. This unfairly hinders the reader’s opinion towards the final sentencing, which is the death penalty. Capote does this by adding un-journalistic comments in his “journalistic” writings. We do not even know if Capotes […]

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Victor Hugo gives us an epic tale of sacrifice and duty in his novel Ninety Three

Victor Hugo gives us an epic tale of sacrifice and duty in his novel Ninety Three. He manages to entertain, while at the same time to educate and enlighten. The plot of this novel revolves around three main characters. Lantenac, Gauvain and Cimourdain. These characters are all men of great importance. They are also all […]

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Paper Bird and Gilbert’s Ghost Train

The two novels I’m comparing are Paper bird and Gilbert’s ghost train. Paper bird is the portrayal of a struggle of a boy, Adam, through amid poverty and violence to keep some semblance of normality and love in the life of his family. Gilbert’s Ghost Train is about Martin and his dying brother, Dally, having […]

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A Doll’s House, Henrik Johan Ibsen

Henrik Johan Ibsen was an extremely influential Norwegian playwright writing around the turn of the twentieth century, and is considered by many to be largely responsible for the rise of the modern realistic drama. His plays were considered scandalous in much of society at the time, when Victorian values of family life and propriety were […]

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Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy Essay

Swindells and Hardy wrote their novels over a century apart, yet they both discuss their concern regarding the restrictions of social convention on natural humanity. The societies of the times in which the authors wrote have many contrasts, but both found it necessary to write about the conflict between social and natural law. Hardy was […]

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A Christmas Carol Dickens

Dickens wanted to write the novel to seek out all Scrooges and to stop the divide between the rich and poorer people. Life in the author’s time was very harsh, many children were already working on the streets, society was split up into poor and rich, and many people didn’t care for others at all. […]

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Lamb by Bernard Mac Laverty Analysis

Lamb is a novel written by Bernard Mac Laverty in 1980 and it is set in the beginning in a strict catholic home for boys in Galway. The novel surrounds the lives of the Christian Brothers who are priests that run the home and also the boys who are sent there to live. Brother Benedict […]

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Girl With A Pearl Earring Essay

Tracy Chevalier, the author of Girl with a Pearl Earring, positions us to view the characters Vermeer and Griet, as susceptible, visually perspective individuals who are outsiders in their own family. Vermeer is a Dutch painter while Griet is a teenage girl from a poor family coming to work as a servant. Set in the […]

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Role and Influence of Ruth Wilcox in Howard’s End

Howard’s end is a symbolic novel. The novel deals with conflict of different social class and human relationship. Ruth Wilcox is very important character as I am going to discuss the role and influence of Mrs. Wilcox. Ruth Wilcox is representing the conservative English. Although, she is alive only for a short time. Her symbolic […]

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Golden Age

The crime-fiction genre is a longstanding genre which deals with the thrill and suspicion of ensnaring a villain, often by means of a fascinating process of thoughtful deduction. The perennial interest generated by villains and their associated crimes means that the genre is still very popular, though it has undergone development to make it more […]

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A Dolls House Characters

She tips the porter and eats Macaroons. After nibbling on the macaroons, she begins unwrapping presents. The fact that she tips him shows how careless she is with money and how money becomes a major part of the play – it foreshadows the events to come in the play as Nora and her way with […]

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Social Limitations In A Doll’s House

When we first meet Nora she enters with a bag on presents after ringing the doorbell, this would at once strike an audience as strange as despite the fact that Nora lives in this house she must ring the doorbell in order to enter it which thus gives us the impression that perhaps she isn’t […]

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A Doll’s House History

A doll’s house was written in 1879 by Henrick Ibsen it was written in the style of naturalism, A doll’s house is sharply critical of 19th century marriage norms. The play is about a mother and wife named Nora Helmer she has an extremely strong character as she leaves her husband and children to find […]

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A Doll’s House

A Doll’s House was first published in 1879. It was a revolutionary play at a time when theatre was primarily for entertainment and to support society’s traditional Victorian values. The play was therefore a complete contrast to the typical theatre of the time, and some theatres even refused to stage it because of its controversial […]

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