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  • Arabella Fulfills Jude's Sexual Needs
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    I got an A+ on this bitch: Sue and Arabella in Jude the Obscure Thomas Hardy's diary contains an entry that explains how he will show the world something it needs to be shown in a story about a poor, struggling young man who has to deal with ultimate failure (Howe 132). This brief description of a story has turned into Hardy's phenomenal Jude the Obscure. Jude is emotionally torn between the two main women in the novel, Sue and Arabella, because each woman can only partially satisfy his urges. T...
  • Dr Susan Chandler
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    FIRST ENTRY: (from page 1-100) The suspense novel, You Belong to Me, by Mary Higgins Clark, begins by easily catching my interest as it automatically discusses its first conflict. It's setting falls in October in the very busy city of New York. The protagonist, Dr. Susan Chandler, is a young clinical psychologist who hosts a radio talk show. The conflict starts on a Monday when Dr. Chandler discusses on her show about lonely women who disappear and who are later discovered dead. Dr. Chandler bri...
  • Genji As An Example
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    1. The men expected the "hidden flower" to be from the upper class, however, middle class was acceptable. Being in the lower class was totally unacceptable. The woman must have flawless beauty, intelligence, faithfulness (even though this was hypocritical), and submission. Submissiveness is a wishy-washy characteristic because Genji was most attracted to those that rejected him and did not accept his advances as Murasaki and Aoi did. Genji wanted to mold the perfect woman or "hidden flower" out ...
  • 30's In His Latest Novel Billy Bathgate
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    By: Guy C. Vignola Billy Bathgate is an important American novel in it's portrayal of one young man's evolution from boyhood to maturity. The novel is about a fifteen year old boy that gets taken under the wing of Dutch Schultz, a 1930's gangster trying to keep a hold of his diminishing empire. As the novel unfolds, so does the rising maturity of the tough young man introduced to us as Billy Bathgate. Billy finds himself in situations that most of us never see in our whole life. In difference to...
  • Smiley's A Thousand Acres Jane
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    Jane Smiley's A THOUSAND ACRES Jane Smiley's A Thousand Acres tells a dark tale of a corrupt patriarchal society which operates through concealment. It is a story in which the characters attempt to manipulate one another through the secrets they possess and the subsequent revelation of those secrets. In her novel, Smiley gives us a very simple moral regarding this patriarchal society: women who remain financially and emotionally dependent on men decay; those able to break the economic and emotio...
  • Novel Clemens Contrasts Women And Men
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    ... nt not to take a novel at face value and to 'read between the lines' in order to capture the underlying themes of a novel. If one were to do this in relation to Huckleberry Finn, one would, without a doubt, realize that it is not racist and is even anti-slavery. (Ed. Scott, Arthur Lincoln) On a superficial level Huckleberry Finn might appear to be racist. The first time the reader meets Jim he is given a very negative description of him. The reader is told that Jim is illiterate, childlike, ...
  • Lesbian Literature Classic Throughout The World
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    IS THE WELL OF LONELINESS A CLASSIC OF LESBIAN LITERATURE? Radcliffe Hall's novel, The Well of Loneliness, depicts the girlhood and womanhood of a non-conventional woman, Stephen Gordon, who after assuming her natural inversion during her adolescence, fights to find a place in the world. After fulfilling partially her aspirations by serving in I World War as an ambulance driver, she falls in love with Mary, another ambulance driver, and for a short while they defy the world with their happiness....
  • Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn
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    Social Groups in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Sun Also Rises In the words of Herbert Hoover, "Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die. And it is youth who must inherit the tribulation, the sorrow and the triumphs that are the aftermath". War disfigures and tears away precious lives. Its horrors embed themselves like an infectious disease in the minds of the survivors, who, when left to salvage the pieces of their former existences, are brushed into obscurity by the i...
  • Dangarembga's Novel Nervous Conditions
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    George, Rosemary Marangoly, and Helen Scott. 'An Interview with Tsitsi Dangarembga. ' Novel (Spring 1993): 309-319. [This interview was conducted at the African Writers Festival, Brown Univ., Nov. 1991] Excerpt from Introduction: 'Written when the author was twenty-five, Nervous Conditions put Dangarembga at the forefront of the younger generation of African writers producing literature in English today... Nervous Conditions highlights that which is often effaced in postcolonial African literatu...
  • Boldwood's Relationship With Bathsheba
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    English Literature Coursework Assignment - Far From The Madding Crowd (Prose written before 1900) 'Compare and contrast Bathsheba Everdene's three suitors " In the novel 'Far from the Madding Crowd' the main female role, Bathsheba Everdene, is pursued by three suitors, each of whom is very different from the others. These three men are Farmer William Boldwood, owner of the farm adjacent to Bathsheba's, Gabriel Oak, bankrupt farmer who becomes Bathsheba's shepherd, and later, bailiff, and Sergean...
  • Prez Reverte's Previous Novels
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    The music of piracy The Nautical Chart Arturo Prez-Reverte, trans Margaret Sayers Peden 466 pp, Picador The sea as a literary trope is functionally rather similar to outer space in science fiction. It is a liminal realm where the messy contingencies of dry land or solid earth are left behind, and human action, confined to a flimsy shell within a hostile environment, can be observed at its most elemental. Ridley Scott's film Alien, for example, with its sly winks to Joseph Conrad (the ship is cal...
  • Merlin In Le Morte D'arthur
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    King Arthur's Britain, a vastly different Britain than we know today, is revealed through many timeless classics in literature. Two of these pieces of literature are Thomas Malory's seriously toned Le Morte D'Arthur and Mark Twain's satirical A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. These works show distinctly different visions of the Arthurian legend. King Arthur's Britain in Trains A Connecticut Yankee and Malory's Morte D'Arthur may be compared through the unique portrayal of living condi...
  • Wintersons Point Jordan
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    The Flip Side Sexing the Cherry, written by Jeanette Winterson, abandons traditional literary form altogether. The main story line is very simple. At the beginning of the book, we are introduced to the Dog Woman, her adopted son Jordan and the life they lead in sixteenth century England. The Dog Woman is a large grotesque giant who has a very direct view on life. Jordan, on the other hand, has a more philosophical view on life. He has a calm personality and is a dreamer. He meets Tradescant, bot...

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