The Reef by Nora Roberts Essay

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Nora Roberts’ The Reef, a romance and suspense novel, is my favourite text. First released in 1999 and set on the Caribbean Sea, it tells the story of a lad, Matthew Lassiter, who alongside his uncle, witnesses his father’s murder aboard a ship. Though the death seems like an accident, Matthew suspects that Silas, a rich businessman who had quarreled with Matthew’s dad over an amulet they had both been searching for undersea, was behind it. Eight years afterwards, Matthew and his uncle set out to avenge his dad’s death and find the amulet he died searching for. On their expedition, they ran into the Beaumonts, a wealthy family likewise hunting for this amulet undersea, and the two groups team up. The Beaumonts have got the resources whilst…show more content…
Nora Roberts’ The Reef, a romance and suspense novel, is my favourite text. First released in 1999 and set on the Caribbean Sea, it tells the story of a lad, Matthew Lassiter, who alongside his uncle, witnesses his father’s murder aboard a ship. Though the death seems like an accident, Matthew suspects that Silas, a rich businessman who had quarreled with Matthew’s dad over an amulet they had both been searching for undersea, was behind it. Eight years afterwards, Matthew and his uncle set out to avenge his dad’s death and find the amulet he died searching for. On their expedition, they ran into the Beaumonts, a wealthy family likewise hunting for this amulet undersea, and the two groups team up. The Beaumonts have got the resources whilst the Lassiters have got the skills. Tate, the daughter of the Beaumonts, falls in love with Matthew; but just as soon as they become lovers, they have to part ways. Another eight years later, whilst still searching for this amulet, the two families meet again, and even more romance sparks up between Tate and Matthew. Together, they find the amulet and Matthew finally takes revenge on Silas. An extrinsic analysis of a text is a method of interpreting it by what it tells us about society. It does not consider the value a text has in itself but rather its value in relation to societal issues. An example of an extrinsic attitude, from which point of view I will be analyzing my text, is the ’feminist theory’. This theory aims at eliminating male

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