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    masks the truth and exposes the lies. Through many literary devices and religious elements, the author Patrick Suskind employs postmodern messages. The use of postmodernist mockery exposes the lies, and the enlightenment era characteristics mask the truth. Enlightenment and romantic era characteristics also preserve styles from the era in which the novel takes place: mid to late 1700’s. Suskind hides the truth internally, within the knowledge of the narrator and exposes the lies to a relevant audience

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    As a German writer, the reason for which Patrick Suskind wrote his critically-acclaimed novel, Perfume, in a French setting, about the French, is questionable. However, candidate answers lie in the setting of the novel itself. Mid-18th century France, which is adjacent to Suskind’s Germany, harboured not only a national, but global revolution of politics, economics, and social norms through the French reforms. This had plentiful influence on all aspects of Prussia since the late 17th century (when

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    Patrick Suskind Perfume

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    Perfume by Patrick Suskind is the embodiment of the perfect horror story. Patrick Suskind takes the least acknowledged sense of all the five senses, smell, and turns it into a grisly tale of a man on the quest to create the ultimate perfume. Simply within

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    The author, Patrick Suskind, portrays the development of Grenouilles psyche based on his culture by beginning the novel with his abandonment. Grenouille was constantly passed on a multitude of times to individuals who did not want the accountability of taking on a demented child, who did not possess their own scent. Grenouille later needed a distraction from the lack of affection he was receiving, and later on he would then distance himself from people as a whole. Grenouille is a physically and emotionally

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    Perfume Satire

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    Patrick Süskind’s Perfume is set against the background of a transforming French society in the late 18th century as it moves away from conservatism bolstered through adherence to traditional ideals towards an age of reason driven by Enlightenment principles. Süskind, from the German perspective, vividly demonstrates the change through Jean-Baptiste Grenouille’s experiences with the marquis de La Taillade-Espinasse. In doing so, Süskind highlights the flaws of scientific progress and its artificial

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    Perfume and the Nature of Evil The life of Jean Baptiste Grenouille in Perfume shows that one can be born inherently evil and that not all evil is learned. Perfume by Patrick Suskind although fictional still gives an exceptional look into the mind and the making of a murder. The book has an array of examples that prove Grenouille was born evil from his unusual sense of smell to his lack thereof a scent. When looking closer Perfume has many other displays of his inherently born evil. Jean Baptiste

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    ‘Perfume: The Story of a Murderer’, by Patrick Suskind, is an exciting novel which revolves around a physically normal but quite young protagonist named Jean-Baptiste Grenouille. This remarkable young boy stands out above the rest. His extraordinary skill, although quite unorthodox and unusual, manifested his mind at a very young age and adhered to him for the remainder of the book. His skill was the ability to perceive, document and archive thousands of olfactory senses and distinguish them from

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    of the main character? Patrick Suskind’s use of visual imagery captures the audiences’ sense of smell by dragging the reader into this world of hideous stench. Perfume is unique as it creates a reality by ‘painting a picture’ in the mind of the reader through the olfactory senses. Suskind does, on many occasions, manipulate the readers’ basic instincts through the novel’s protagonist, Jean Baptiste Grenouille. Suskind is successful in the

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    by Patrick suskind, A novel depicting a man named Grenouille from the 18th century France who , has a terrific sense of smell yet ironically has no smell , grows up wanting to become a perfumest and making the most powerful perfume ever in which he goes beyond his capabilities and becomes a serial killer. Suskind, writes about humans in a negative light implying that they are all selfish and ignorant. Right from the beginning, the first characters are unimportant yet very bad people. Suskind uses

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    Throughout the novel Perfume by Patrick Suskind, there is an obvious use of literary devices used to describe the scents which Grenouille, the protagonist, smells, the way in which Grenouille smells aromas, as this is different to the ‘average’ persons scent capacity, and the relevance of the aroma, as he emphasizes those smells which have an impact in the book through a more vivid and specific explanation. This will be a comparison of two passages for the novel, one from the beginning of Grenouille’s

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