The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - Discussion as an example of Gothic Fiction and as a critique of Victorian society.
The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Discussion as an example of Gothic Fiction and as a critique of Victorian society. This book was written at a time of change in the world of fiction as a new form of gothic literature emerged. Fin de Siecle was a new type of New Gothic that had elements that differed from previous gothic stories. Stevenson's story is based around various shards of the gothic and is mainly focused on exposing the "duality of man" and his struggle to hide it from the outside world. The symbolism of Jekyll and Hyde is truly extended to all with differing parts in all of us. It was not a new idea as it had been seen in the classic example of a good and bad guardian, a devil on one shoulder and an angel on another, and also in gothic literature before it, such as Frankenstein with the duelling personalities of Frankenstein and the monster, creator and creation which is easily comparable with the roles of Jekyll and Hyde, ". Stevenson had his influences apart from classic novels, his past had a tremendous affect on this novella as the language, used by Jekyll in particular is similar to Stevenson with possible links between the two, gives the reader an insight into his mind. His Calvinistic upbringing has a bearing on the way Jekyll tries to describe Hyde in his final statement. We get a lexical set of words like "hellish but inorganic", "That child of
How does Michael Henchard Suggest Lucetta Is Shallow where does she come from?
How does Michael Henchard Suggest Lucetta Is Shallow where does she come from? Lucetta enters the story when Elizabeth Jane meets her at her mother's grave. Elizabeth -Jane noticed that it was a lady much more beautifully dressed than she. This mysterious woman disappears in to the distance as Elizabeth goes to confront her. Soon Elizabeth Jane meets Lucetta for the second time, she sits on the bench inside the churchyard. Lucceta asks if Michael is well. She tries to help Elizabeth in her troubles. She soon leaves after she made a proposal about Elizabeth coming to stay with her. Elizabeth accepted the offer and soon she had moved in with Lucetta. The story continues from there. Lucetta's antics begin at chapter twenty one. She begins to show us how shallow she is when she hears her servant showing a visitor into the room. Lucceta decides to put on a little show for a visitor " she flung herself onto the couch in the cymarecta curve with her arm above her brow." She puts herself into a curved position to make her self look irresistible to any visitor who may happen to step up to her quarters. It turns out that it is Donald Farfrae and of course lucceta knows how to play him like an instrument. At first she stupidly jumps up in fright and hides behind a curtain because she is so pathetic this is already a good example to show how shallow she is, to take time to
How far do you agree that Jane Austens novel Pride and Prejudice is no more than an entertaining study of the surface of polite society and its trivial doings?
How far do you agree that Jane Austen's novel 'Pride and Prejudice' is 'no more than an entertaining study of the surface of polite society and its trivial doings'? In 'Pride and Prejudice there certainly is a great deal of comedy, and will appeal to many readers for what Claire Tomalin calls 'its good-humoured comedy, its sunny heroine, its dream denouement'. The two main characters appear to be part of what Vivien Jones calls a typical 'rags-to-riches love story', maintaining happiness after a series of vicissitudes, which might incline readers to think it rather superficial. The critic talks about the surface trivia of Austen's society, which seems to comprise only of balls, scarlet coats and Muslin gowns, but she probes beneath the surface of her society, and concerns herself with the real confinement of the lives of women in her period. Jane Austen explores how women were victims of a patriarchal society, by presenting the unfairness of the entail. She presents Mr. Collins as a fool, by bluntly stating through the critical objective narrative that he 'was not a sensible man'. By this we see that it is ridiculous that such an imbecile should be able to turn out the two rational sisters Jane and Elizabeth from their own home, since should they not be married they could be facing the same options as Jane Fairfax in Austen's 'Emma', left to 'the governess trade', with it's
Examine Thomas Hardys portrayal of women in twi if the stories you have read, "The Withered Arm" and "The Distracted Preacher".
Examine Thomas Hardys portrayal of women in two of the stories you have read Thomas Hardy portrays the main female character in "The Distracted Preacher." We are first told about Lizzie Newbury at the very start of this story at the very beginning when she agrees to let Mr Stockton lodge with her as no accommodation had been arranged for the "stand in" minister. We are told that are not unsuitable for the lodge, these are the curates, the parsons friends or such like." The reasons for this unfold as the story progresses. Thomas Hardy portrays Lizzie as a gentle woman with great kindness to others. She is an excellent landlady who should be held in high esteem and is a respectable widower, "he saw before his eyes a fine and extremely well made young woman," (pg. 144) Lizzie was also a religious woman and goes to church daily. "She was one of the trimmers who went to church every day." However, Lizzie also shows a rebellious side to her character very early, when she takes Mr Stockton to find a cure for his cold, "something more likely to cure it than that cough stuff." The honesty of her nature was held up for scrutiny when she admitted to refilling the barrels with water after they had released some alcohol. Lizzie was a traditionalist who wanted to carry on helping with the smuggling as her father and husband has done before her: "my husband used to know of their
Discuss how understanding the relationship between Brenda and Tony Last in a Handful of Dust is furthered by the reading of a Room with a View
Discuss how understanding the relationship between Brenda and Tony Last in a Handful of Dust is furthered by the reading of a Room with a View It is clear from the start that Tony and Brenda's relationship is doomed. Brenda, a former socialite, is completely and utterly bored with her monotonous relationship, and completely and utterly bored with her equally monotonous husband, and this is best conveyed in Waugh's depiction of the couple's breakfast routine. Waugh seems to have the ambition of emphasizing his skepticism for relationships, and does so by writing the sad tale of Tony and Brenda Last. Waugh creates a sense of monotony easily and skillfully. For example, "Only four of the six churches were visible that morning". This is a perfect example of how boring Tony's character really is. One of his daily highlights is to see church spires out of Brenda's window. Everyday. The author really wants to convey to the audience that here is a man who is very much stuck in his ways. He shows no desire for change and adventure, which is exactly what Brenda desires. When Tony responds to an invitation to a party with "Not on her life!" Brenda replies with, "No, I guessed not." She is resigned to putting up with her dull life, and seems, at first at the very least, quite self-sacrificial and to be a considerate wife. However, it is also evident that she shows little affection for
'The Great Gatsby' is an interesting novella about the intertwining lives of those who are striving for the artificial American Dream.
Emma Kent 'The Great Gatsby' is an interesting novella about the intertwining lives of those who are striving for the artificial American Dream. It is a story of contrasts: the rich and poor, the loved and unloved and the different aspects of society that are shown in this passage through dramatic symbolism and highly structured parallels. The parallels between the first and third chapters show rich and privileged lifestyles, first the life of Tom and Daisy then Gatsby's party. This passage is conveniently placed between the two to show the "real world" of the likes of Wilson and other "sickly", "ash-grey men". It helps us to understand Myrtle as a character. Her hopes and dreams to get away from this life that is a constant struggle. This also describes the way both Gasby and the author Fitzgerald lived as children, and therefore their reasons to follow their dreams and aspire to something better. These parallels are a typical example of how novella's are tightly structured. We are led to believe that Nick is the narrator of this passage, however Nick has never been to the area before so when it is described cinematically and we are told of how passengers on trains wait "for as long as half an hour" we realize Nick could not have previously known this and therefore it is told to us directly by Fitzgerald. This poses a problem because the reader knows and trusts Nick
Critics suggest that Wuthering Heights is a novel concerned with boundaries. Explore the effect of these boundaries in relation to the relationship of Catherine and Heathcliff.
Critics suggest that 'Wuthering Heights' is a novel concerned with boundaries. Explore the effect of these boundaries in relation to the relationship of Catherine and Heathcliff. Throughout 'Wuthering Heights', physical and metaphorical boundaries are crucial in communicating Emily Brontë's moral messages about the position of women in 19th Century society and the barriers separating individuals of different social status. Both of these themes are conveyed by the relationship between Catherine and Heathcliff as Catherine is forced to forsake her true love and instead marry Edgar Linton because he is socially acceptable, "And he will be rich, and I shall like to be the greatest woman of the neighbourhood, and I shall be proud of having such a husband" and Heathcliff is of lower social standing, "It would degrade [Catherine] to marry Heathcliff". The social barrier between Heathcliff and Catherine manifests itself in a myriad of ways during the novel and is eventually broken by Hareton and Cathy- the new generation of residents on the moors. This conclusion was clearly a statement of intent from Emily Brontë which suggested the oppressive boundaries of the 19th Century patriarchal society would ultimately be eradicated by a new generation of Britons- a view which was vindicated after Brontë's tragic death, as the Suffragettes earned women the right to vote and various
How do the stylistic conventions of Pleasantville Help to anchor the ideas suggested by the plot and Reinforce the meaning of the text.
How do the stylistic conventions of Pleasantville Help to anchor the ideas suggested by the plot and Reinforce the meaning of the text Pleasantville is a film that uses stylistic conventions to help anchor the ideas suggested by the plot and reinforce the meaning of the text. There are many ways it does this. The narrative starts of from TV stations giving the idea of sci-fi as the basic genre. Pleasantville is introduced by the clips of the TV marathon; this is an old 50's TV show. There is a boy called David and his twin sister Jennifer. David is seen in the early stages of the narrative lacking confidence, no luck with girls, few friends, loves Pleasantville and is obsessed the perfect lifestyle. Pleasantville is viewed as nice, with no extremes, no changes. The first part of the movie is cutting between the twins to show the difference, this helps us see how they develop throughout the film, as we build to their prospective evenings. With the arrival of the TV repair man the audience get more sense of the genre, he arrives without being called; he has an old fashioned van and speech. Then when the lighting strikes at that time this causes suspicion to the audiences mind. The 2 pairs of siblings argue at the same time in real life and on screen. David and Jennifer then end up in the program. Pleasantville is all black and white to start. Examples of life are: big
A Passage To India - Write an account of the trip to the Marabar Caves explaining fully what happens and what is revealed about the relationship between Aziz and his guests.
Write an account of the trip to the Marabar Caves explaining fully what happens and what is revealed about the relationship between Aziz and his guests. The term relationship is defined as a state of connectedness between people and most especially an emotional connection. Within chapters 12-16 it can be identified that there simply is no existence of relationship between Aziz and his guests whilst on the trip to the Marabar Caves. This is shown especially when on of Aziz's servants is preparing the tea and the ungrateful response that response that Mrs Moore makes. This is identified by "A strange place to make tea in". The servant is simply trying to do his utter most for the two English ladies by making the tea in the toilet. The comment made by Mrs Moore shows just how little she has an emotional connection with Aziz, as not only is she being rude at the servants persistence to do his best; but she is not helping and surely a friend or a person who has got a relationship of some kind with Aziz would. The first real aspect of the arrangements for the trip to the Marabar Caves is the fact that Aziz has not thought through the entire trip and everyone's needs. This is shown by "question of alcohol...professor Godbole and his food". The consideration shown by Aziz to simply take all of these factors into consideration and to have actually then produced different foods just
Dubliners: Choose one story from the collection and discuss how Joyce depicts relationships between people of different generations.
Ruth Norris Dubliners: Choose one story from the collection and discuss how Joyce depicts relationships between people of different generations. In your answer you should: * Explain your own view of the treatment of the young by old people; * Look closely at the effects of Joyce's narrative methods and language; * Comment on how the story relates to the concerns and methods of the novel as a whole. In Eveline Joyce portrays two generations, namely Eveline and her parents. Unlike the narrators in the previous stories, Eveline is an adult but the entrapment of the narrators remains constant with her. The main treatment of the young is of Eveline by her father. Her father, an alcoholic, abuses his daughter, "Even now, though she was nineteen, she sometimes felt herself in danger of her father's violence. She knew it was that that had given her palpitations." He makes her work but takes away her wages to throw away on drink, saying that she would "squander" the money, having "no head". He is ungrateful for the hard work she does and ridicules her. Like Dublin, her father is stifling and oppressive and while she is with him she can never be happy or prosper. Also her work colleagues treat her unfairly, another example of the mistreatment of the young by their elders. On wondering what they will think to her moving away, she says they would "say she was a fool, perhaps; and