In the novel The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott

Fitzgerald, symbolism played a very important role. Jay Gatsby, the novel’s protagonist fell in love with a girl named Daisy who after their splitting up married and had a family with another man. Unpredictable occurrences took place when they were reunited and out of all the symbols’ three were the most significant. These consist of […]

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‘Love’ in Narcissus and Goldmund (a novel by Herma

n Hesse)”Love” in the novel Narcissus and Goldmund, by Herman Hesse Defining the word love is almost impossible. No other word in the English language has so many different connotations and uses. There can be no one true single definition. However, for the purpose of this paper, I have come to the following conclusion. Love […]

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The Novel “The Great Gatsby”

In this novel, the author has specifically chosen the title of the book to intentionally intensify the characterization by the use of irony. The use of such a title created an irony in Gatsby’s characters to contrast between how they actually appear from the outside and who they are in real. The title of the […]

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Bride and Prejudice: From a Classic Novel to Popular Culture

“Bride and Prejudice”, is a Gurinder Chadha’s cross-cultural screen interpretation of Jane Austen’s 1813 novel, “pride and Prejudice”. It is Chadha’s adaptation of late eighteenth century view of love and marriage by Jane Austen. Chadha, from the onset, combines colorful song and dance, with dazzling costumes to take a comic position of this Bollywood movie. […]

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“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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