' The House Gun, By Nadine Gordimer

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Table of Content
1. Introduction 2
1.1 Biography of Nadine Gordimer 4
1.2 Literary Works 6
1.3 Awards 8
1.4 Literary Style 9
1.4 Acceptance Speech 10
1.5 Praise of “The House Gun” 12
2. South Africa’s Republic Background 15
2.1 The Apartheid 16
3. Different types of love. 19
3.1 Opinion of some writers of ‘Love’ 21
3.2 The Eight Attributes of Love 22
3.3 Love in Philosophy 23
3.4 Love in Christianity 24
3.5 Love in Psychology 25
3.6 Compassionate Love vs. Passionate Love 26
3.7 Romeo and Juliet`s Story of Love 27
4. Characters of the novel “The House Gun” 29
5. Summary of the First Part of the novel “The House Gun” 32
6. Summary of the Second Part of the novel “The House Gun” 42
7. Analysis of the novel “The House Gun” 55
8. Conclusion 62
9. Bibliography 63
10. Appendix 64

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She was a writer, a politician and the winner of the Nobel Prize of literature in 1991. Spring, the city where she was born, was a complex and rigid small mining town where only black Africans worked in the gold mines, with nothing on their side, and a lot of disadvantages.
Besides, black people didn't have access to all public facilities and services. So, Nadine grew up watching the inequality o her society between white and black.
Her father Isodore Gordimer was a watchmaker who immigrated from Zagare and her mother Hannah Gordimer was from London.
Since she was very young, she was influenced by her parents to be interested in economic and racial injustice in her native country.
She started to a Catholic convent school; however, her mother did not allow her to be out of the house because she was sick. She was housebound during a big part of her childhood.
As she was alone most of the time, Nadine started writing when she was very young. Her first story was published when she was 15 years old. It was a children’s short story. One year later she finished her first fiction book for
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