Evelyn Waugh

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  • C. S. Lewis's Chronicles Of Narnia

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    The Twentieth century was fraught with many tragic moments. The two main tragedies of this century were the two world wars. Many lives were lost due to these wars and many nations grieved these losses, especially Britain. The world, after the two wars, turned to despair and all faith and trust in God in a movement of modernism. Through this movement of modernism people rejected the idea of the antiques and lost faith in religion. With the world wars, leading to the postmodern period, this only got

  • Essay about Evelyn Waugh's Decline and Fall

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    Evelyn Waugh's Decline and Fall Evelyn Waugh was born in 1903. He is not considered to be a distinguished novelist but his writing is notable because they satirise much that was bizarre in English society. His father was a publisher and his first novel, Decline and fall, was published in 1928. It is a satire on the preparatory school industry. It is in the style and humour of Charles Dickens. Evelyn Waugh achieves his purpose through exaggeration. He paints characters

  • Guy At Arms By Evelyn Waugh

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    Men at Arms is the first installment of a book trilogy written by English author, Evelyn Waugh. The novel follows the main character, Guy Crouchback, who just returned to England after living in Italy in a villa owned by his family. One of the reasons why he moved was because his marriage had failed. When Guy arrived in England, the Second World War had already started. Guy looking for a sense of himself began enlisting himself in the Army. Many of  the army's he enlisted turned him down, but he

  • Evelyn Waugh's Vile Bodies

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    Evelyn Waugh lived in the time of the World Wars, which greatly influenced his writing and the actions of his characters. People were affected by WWI in multiple ways. They often suffered a lack of confidence in themselves and in the state of the world. In Vile Bodies, Evelyn Waugh’s characters often misuse and take advantage of technology, which helps to depict the loss of identity and emotional connection in the wake of World War I. Technology demonstrated a disconnect, particularly an emotional

  • A Twitch Upon The Thread

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    The second book of Evelyn Waugh’s book Brideshead Revisited is, significantly, entitled “A Twitch Upon the Thread.” The meaning of this title reflects on many characters in this book, but particularly on Charles Ryder, the narrator and main character. In Book I of this novel the characters generally become more and more distanced from their faith. Book II is entitled “A Twitch Upon the Thread” because this is when Charles and other characters start to find their faith again and get pulled back into

  • The New Exciting Beauties Of Mary Fleming 's ' The Airship Party '

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    Whilst Anne Fleming admits ‘Evelyn sadly confided that he got no pleasure from natural beauty’, his description of the airship party focuses upon how new modern beauty defies natural beauty. ‘Acres of inflated silk blotted out the sky’ and ‘lights of other cars arriving lit up the uneven grass.’ This holds a certain nostalgia for pastoral beauty, and with the country landscapes of Hetton and Brideshead casting a great aesthetic influence in later novels, perhaps Waugh already senses here that any

  • A Contemporary Of Eliot 's ' Brideshead Revisited And Among Other Works, Such As Vile Bodies

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    A contemporary of Eliot, who also tried to find hope in the midst of chaos and despair of the period was Evelyn Waugh. He writes on the modernists issues in Brideshead Revisited and among other works, such as Vile Bodies. The story describes the high society, Catholic family named the Flytes, living in the midst of the modern period. It describes the struggles of the children and the narrator, Charles Ryder, in their journey to find what makes them happy and how to live a fulfilled life through

  • Scoop Summary

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    In Evelyn Waugh’s satirical novel Scoop, a nature writer named William Boot is mistaken for his far-flung cousin, the famous novelist John Boot and sent as a foreign correspondent to the conflict-ridden country of Ishmaelia. After a number of litigious obstacles, he arrives in Jacksonburg, Ishmaelia, with dozens of other journalists, who spend each day trying to get the “scoop” to send back to their respective newspapers. William spends day after day, sending nothing to his newspaper, the Beast,

  • Brideshead Revisited Essay

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    Waugh describes their first encounter with the girls at May Mayfield’s as a “sickly child” and “Death’s Head”, names foreshadowing the downfall and deterioration that will result. It is as a result of this night that Sebastian is arrested and tried for drunk-driving

  • Analysis Of ' The And The Agent '

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    Griffiths also uses two, deeply contrasting ideas to highlight his personal political or social stance, as the characters of Eddie Waters and the agent, Challenor, are juxtaposed to one another. Water’s idea that one should “work through laughter, not for it”, implies a deep social purpose to comedy, whereas Challenor tells the comedians not “to be deep…we’re servants that’s all. They demand, we supply”. The fact that this play itself is a means of utilising comedy to convey deeper ideas, means the