• Portrait Of A Lady Lily Isabel Osmond
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    Henry James, book report Henry James's The Portrait of a Lady and Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth examine the societal constraints of their female protagonists, and the limited possibilities open to them in the midst of wealthy society. Isabel Archer and Lily Bart are victims of a rigid society in which the independent lifestyle they desire is only acceptable for women who are either 'unmarriageable' or exceedingly wealthy. Despite this commonality, the two characters differ greatly in terms ...
  • The Representation Of Women In Fifteenth Century P
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    The Representation of Women in Fifteenth Century Italian Portraiture The Italian Renaissance was a time of rebirth, a burgeoning of interest in the classical arts and sciences. Portraiture as a genre was on the increase, fuelled by a growing introspection through which man was becoming aware of the innate characteristics that made him an individual. Burckhardt, in The Civilisation of Renaissance Italy, devotes a chapter to tracing the representation of individual personalities in Renaissance lit...
  • Adaptation Portrait Of A Lady Maltese Falcon
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    Adaptation is not a new phenomenon. Taking a literary classic and transforming it into a completely different medium has been the choice of many directors, artists other authors and so on, for a great many years. Whilst there is nothing quite like an original screenplay, artwork or musical composition, there are also a number of advantages in presenting a well known, or even lesser known piece in a different format. Some of these advantages involve previous recognition of the work and an immedia...
  • Henry James Us Vs Europe
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    Henry James Although relatively close to us in time, James is considered a classical writer. We turn back to him not only as an innovator of psychological realism but also as one of the greatest American literary minds. He was an aesthete in the best sense of that term: a man whose fine mind saw art as the most interesting thing in the world. Life. Henry James was born in New York in 1843 into a well-off family of Irish and Scottish origin. His father was a well known theologian and his brother,...