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    back to the sybol idea perhaps telling you what gilding the Lilly means might help, the meaning, as followed, to “make some one look better”, for example to try to add to someone's beauty when really your degrading the natural beauty. ‘the house of mirth’ by Edith Wharton, the story of a some what young lady who is intoerdused in the book as girl with out guidance of people that truly care end up destroying every chance she ever had of truth love, thought in those days is there such a thing the

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    The title House of Mirth is ironic in itself because even though the book is named as being a fun house, the actual contents prove otherwise. Similar to the physical book itself, the characters inside put on an appearance for everyone else to see while the actual contents are contrasting. They put on the act of a happy marriage but are dispassionate and have affairs. They pretend to be friends, even though they are using each other for their personal gain. They displayed that they were contented

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    The House of Mirth Lily and Selden are on a walk together, Lily having broken her second planned meeting with Percy Gryce in order to see Selden. The excuse she gave Gryce was that she had a headache that first prevented her from going to church and second from going on a walk with him. She instead convinces him to join the other guests and go to the Van Osburgh home in Peekskill. Selden tells Lily that he views everything she does as having been premeditated. She disagrees, saying she is

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    The House of Mirth explores the place of women (particularly Lily Bart) in society and the social effect that marriage had on them. The book showcases the problems that came with being a single woman during the late 1800s and the need and struggle to conform to society's expectations, and, therefore, falls under the title of a novel of manners. Women had little chance to play any role other that a wife or a mother, and could acquire respect and power only through marriage. Edith Wharton explores

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    In The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton, Lily Bart is a woman with a gambling problem who further anticipates to marry a man of vast fortune by going to parties. In The Great Gatsby by Scott F. Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby is a wealthy man who gained his wealth through criminal activity and throws parties. In between the both of these novels and the worlds of the two characters, the common themes of wealth and marriage are shared. Lily and Jay have similar characteristics: Jay uses his wealth to impress

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    Cultural Criticism: The House of Mirth In the novel The House of Mirth, readers have concluded that femininity was the main issue. Along with it, the themes that supported the issue are the love, death, and freedom versus slavery when it came to money. The author Edith Wharton of New York grew up in a high class family where her mother and father were business aristocracies. Her descents were well established Dutch and English which is why she was exposed to such snobbishness, manners, and dos and

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    The House of Mirth and Invisible Man Social "invisibility," differences in male vs. female perceptions of event. While both the “Invisible Man” and “The House of Mirth” were written near the same time frame, they were written in differing perspectives, reflecting not only social classes but also gender roles of the time period. At the time these books were written, men and women had very different roles in society. Women were in the midst of a long arduous battle of the women suffrage movement and

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    Claudia Feher American Studies 1st year The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton The House of Mirth is a novel that condemns the elitist world of women and promotes the idea that money can't buy happiness. Wharton wanted to present American aristocracy when that aristocracy was doing so well. The novel highlights each aspect of a person's social behavior because each detail can have implications. Wharton wanted to mock the society, but also to show the tragedies in it. Wharton considered New

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    House of Mirth is a novel that revolves on Lily Bart trying to find a husband in order to have a successful life and gives a glimpse to upper class society in the late 1800s and early 1900s. For the first passage, Selden ponders on Lily Bart. For the second passage, Lily talks to Gerty about her true intentions of marriage when Lily is distressed about her current state and the choices she has made. Through a close reading of the two passages, the diction, grammatical elements, and poetic devices

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    usually tragic but tell readers the fate of the characters. Realist novels have plausible events, with cause and effect in their stories — what the characters desire and the consequences they receive because of that. Realism in the novel, The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton, was clearly shown through Lily Bart's character with its ironic ending that had both her fall and rise as a character. She was known for her beauty in the novel; she made various mistakes in the process of entering the high social

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