Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit Essay

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  • Analysis Of ' Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit '

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    Colour Purple’) and Winterson (‘Oranges are Not the Only Fruit’) present strong female protagonists who face various gender restrictions throughout the novels. For example both characters have their choice of partner controlled. In ‘The Colour Purple’ Walker constrains her protagonist (Celie) by entering her into an arranged marriage, in which she has little say as “I can’t let you have Nettie... But I can let you have Celie”. Similarly, in ‘Oranges are Not the Only Fruit’ Winterson limits her protagonists

  • Analysis Of Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit

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    Jeanette Winterson uses hard work and the editing process to make her book, Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit, the success that it is. Thus, that it is the aforementioned aspects of the writing process that are the most integral, overshadowing even the inspiration process. A book written primarily using inspiration would be a failure if there was not hard work involved. The story is inspired by Winterson’s experiences in life. If she wrote down solely her thoughts and feelings about what happened in

  • Theme Of Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit

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    Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a short novel written by Jeanette Winterson. The story of the novel has autobiographical undertones and is situated in the north of England approximately in the sixties. The themes of the novel include sexuality, religion and coming of age. The novel is realist however it features fantastical interludes in the form of the protagonist’s dreams. The main theme of the novel, which is explored through the relationship with the mother as well as three first lovers, lies

  • Oranges Are Not The Only Fruits By Jeanette Winterson

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    Oranges are Not the Only Fruits by Jeanette Winterson seems like an experimental novel which Winterson provides an ‘autobiographical account of the struggle for self-identification and self-recovery’ ( Botescu Sireteanu 2007:78). In this essay working class identity and religiosity will be explored. Can we identify a person by their working class or their religion? Throughout the novel class, identity and religiosity has been explored in a variety of ways. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit combines

  • The Mother Daughter Relationship in Oranges Are not the Only Fruit

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    Oranges are not the Only Fruit starts out when Jeanette is seven years old and living with her adoptive parents in England. Jeanette’s mother is very religious, and her father is not around much. She gets pretty lonely; until she is seven years old she has been homeschooled. Her mother is so religious that she even taught Jeanette how to read from the Bible. Because Jeanette’s mother is so religious, she almost brainwashes her daughter to become a missionary. However, once Jeanette begins school

  • Essay Role of Women in Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit

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    Role of Women in Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit   In the novel Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit, by Jeanette Winterson, most of the important, decision-making, characters are female. Jeanette, the female protagonist, is greatly influenced by her mother, a strong, overbearing, eccentric woman, and by Elsie, a prominent member of the family parish who becomes Jeanette's only friend and closest confidant. Elsie and Jeanette's mother act as polar forces in Jeanette's life, with the mother encouraging

  • Gender Roles in The Colour Purple and Oranges are Not the Only Fruit

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    Gender Roles in The Colour Purple and Oranges are Not the Only Fruit In the novels, The Colour Purple and Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit a masculine quality in a female character or, a feminine quality in a male character is seen as a sign of strength and change. Both authors’ portrayal of gender and sexuality is an extremely significant aspect in the novels. This essay will be focusing on how Alice Walker and Jeanette Winterson present men and women as well as how the authors

  • Oranges are Not the Only Fruit and the two letters in The Color Purple

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    Oranges are Not the Only Fruit and the two letters in The Color Purple The Chapter 'Joshua' in Oranges are Not the Only Fruit and the two letters in The Color Purple, where Sofia returns and later gets brutally punished for her confrontation, both explore fundamental issues that characterize a lot of the essence of both novels as a whole. At the heart of both of these two sections is the idea of fighting for the truth and facing the consequences. Although Oranges are not the Only Fruit

  • Religious Influence on Adolescent Development in Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

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    development for a child not only physically but socially, sexually and artistically. Influences such as religion can impose changes upon this development, altering it to something it may never have morphed into otherwise. Religion can either be comforting or confusing depending on the approach. It can drive one to better understanding herself or completely steer her away from the church all together as a way of escaping constraints. In the novel Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, the reader sees Jean question

  • Essay on Elsie and Her Mother in Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

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    Elsie and Her Mother in Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit In a story of a young girl coming of age and finding her sexuality in a very religious community, it is key to have a female figure that plays a key role for the character. A mother should play the key role but what happens when this role is confused with a very spiritual role? Where will a young girl turn to when her life goes against the rules society has set for her? Jeanette has lived a sheltered life with no influence on her except

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