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  1. Pincher martin

    In Pincher Martin the psychology of the protagonist in isolation seems to be related to the basic theme of the novel. The isolation of Martin makes him aggressive, even though he has nobody other than the elemental forces to fight against. As stated earlier the novel presents a competitive situation, the man in competition with the sea. Pincher Martin is in competition with the sea. The competitive spirit is part of the aggressive behavior of human beings. Martin is aggressive against God and the elemental forces.

    • Word count: 2479
  2. lord of the flies

    This is done by describing a wonder-world we find the school-children completely lost and far away from the reach of the grown-up. They are taken to the island in an aeroplane in order to save them from an atomic war. They are in a lovely island, quit free from the tension imposed by the war and are at liberty to guide a society of their own. In the beginning Golding develops a strange atmosphere through the introduction of horror of war.

    • Word count: 2855
  3. Assess the subversive politics of gender and masquerade Louisa May Alcott's Behind a Mask

    Through use of masquerade, women could subvert these gender politics. As Simone de Beauvoir stated in The Second Sex, '[women] well know that no other way out is open to them' (1949:579). It is not surprising that sensationalist writers such as Louisa May Alcott chose to portray women challenging conventions in this way, as it brought to attention their plight and the extremes that women would have had to go to. As Simone de Beauvoir stated in The Second Sex, '[women] well know that no other way out is open to them' (1949:579).

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