Literary Analysis Of The Beast In The Jungle

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In the short story The Beast in the Jungle, written by Henry James is a clever psychological fiction. His imaginative realism use of a third person, whose an unnamed narrator, connects the main character’s point of view. By allowing the reader to re-live events that happen in the life of self-absorbed John Marcher, who is so intrigued with himself that he loses sight of the important relationship he has had with May Bartram. Henry James stories, create depth and his contribution to writing has been considered one of the most influential realism writers in the twentieth century. Considering that his brother was the pioneering psychiatrist William James, who originated the term, 'stream-of-consciousness', the train of thought that leads so often to unexpected places and surprising revelations about who we are in the innermost recesses of our hearts and minds.1 Henry James wrote The Beast in the Jungle around his mid-50’s, when I’m sure he might have been reflecting about the seasons from his past, offering up his words on a platter for his reader to digest from their own experiences. The tone of this story gives the reader a sense of deliberate rhythm to show the timeline and phases in the relationship between the characters. Like all images, rather than being something that stands in for something else, is something in and of itself; tied to the things of the world, but not burdened by "representing them directly"2(Purdue Owl,2010), convey a different meaning to different

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