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    In Rebecca West’s gripping novel The Return of the Soldier, West spins a tale of English country society into a dark critique of true happiness and the falsehood of a what would have been considered a proper upbringing. Through symbolism in the characters of Kitty, representing “the falsest thing on earth, who was in tune with every kind of falsity”, and Chris, the soldier returning with the mental damage of memory loss; and in the story being narrated by the ever-observant Jenny (West 87). As it

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    The Qualification of Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca as a Gothic Novel One of mankind’s most valuable gifts is the ability to feel emotions and be able to react to them in a variety of ways. One of these emotions can be recognized as horror. Horror can be directly related as an immense sensation of fear, anxiety, and despair. Horror is adored by some and abhorred by others. Most importantly, there exist many sources for frightening media and information. One genre of literature that tends to

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    large domestic staff and is open to the public on certain days. In spite of the house's beauty, the main character, the unnamed "I", who has become mistress of Manderley, senses an atmosphere of doom about it, due to the death of Max's first wife, Rebecca, hinted throughout the novel that she haunts the estate. When Maxim proposes to the unnamed narrator in Monto Carlo, the narrator decides to cut out the page of poetry containing Rebecca's inscription and set it alight, describing how “the letter

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    Genesis, as translated by Robert Alter, is a translation of an ancient story passed down through centuries. Within the story, several concepts appear, including deception or, more simply, lies. Many instances of deception occur throughout Genesis highlighting the disobedient nature of humankind. Since humanity was allegedly made in God’s righteous image, it is important to note these transgressions they commit. The significance is that several humans of the story use deception to further their own

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    Divine powers-moira in Iliad and God in Genesis-drove the actions of Andromache and Rebekah, who in turn influenced action in their respective stories (Rothleder discussion). Andromache’s influence was largely due to the way she interacted with her husband Hector, who was a great warrior on the side of the Trojans in the Trojan war (Il. p. 500). Similarly, in Genesis, Rebekah’s abilities to control domestic resources brought blessings to her younger son, even though he was less favored by his father

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    and dad in Virginia.I practice volleyball in the morning and at night until 6:30. A week later I had gotten a text that said, “Hey girl it’s me Rebecca just wanted to tell you that Lola is having her 16th birthday party , she had even said that there is no chaperon.So text me back if you 're going, if not call me and tell me why please, love you.” Rebecca is my friend. I called Rebekah and said ,”Yea Sure!!! I had forgotten I had volleyball practice Mondays through Wednesdays. I had

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    Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier is a masterful mystery romance novel originally published in 1938. The story centers around the marriage of a young woman to Maxim de Winter, a brooding widower caught in the shadow of his deceased wife, Rebecca. Throughout the novel, we embark on a journey of self-discovery from the vantage point of the new Mrs. de Winter. Upon arrival at the expansive estate of her new husband, Manderley, Mrs. de Winter finds the idealistic life she’d hoped to live far from the stark

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    biblical names, which correspond to the characters’ personalities. In the book Song of Solomon, the characters take on the role of their biblical names. Reba, Milkman’s mother, can most closely be associated with Rebecca from the Bible, as their names are nearly identical. In the Bible, Rebecca is known for her loyalty and devotion to her son Jacob, whom she favors over her other son, Esau. She willingly ruins her relationship to one of her sons and also her husband, Isaac, both of which she loves dearly

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    Du Maurier uses the Rebecca to subvert from the norm in terms of gender expectations. It is only after Maxim tells the narrator the truth does she feel comfortable and confident with the title of being Maxim’s wife and to implement authority on Manderley. Unlike Du Maurier

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    The Poisonwood Bible- Journal #1 The novel The Poisonwood Bible opens with a narrative directive and it has an effect on the reader(s). The narrative directive is to put one in the setting to make you feel like you are actually there because in the opening paragraph it says, “I want you to be its conscience, the eyes in the trees,” which is there to give background of Africa, since this is where the Price family is heading off to for missionary work (Kingsolver 5). The opening scene suggest that

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