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  • William Somerset Maugham : The Formula Of Life

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    William Somerset Maugham: The Formula to Life “My own belief is that there is hardly anyone whose life, if it were broadcast, would not fill the world at large with surprise and horror”(Quotes). Playwright and novelist William Somerset Maugham was no stranger when it came to admitting he had a promiscuous private life. After running away from his home in England, Maugham began publishing books and plays he had written that soon made him thousands of dollars. With this new lifestyle, Maugham could afford

  • The Psychological Complexities Of The Kite By W. Somerset Maugham

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    The demand that this question has put before me is to analyze psychological complexities of Herbert, protagonist of the story “The Kite” written by W. Somerset Maugham. In order to focus on this element, my argument will dilate upon events and factors that shaped what Lacan had called “I-ness”. This story revolves around a family consisting of husband, wife and a son Herbert. Mrs. Sunbury, Herbert’s mother, had always controlled her son and when he fell in love with Betty, she played very thriftily

  • The 's The Painted Veil By W. Somerset Maugham

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    In his The Painted Veil, W. Somerset Maugham tells a complex story that addresses sex, infidelity, marriage, personal growth, and life lessons. The tale being introduced in this literary work focuses on the primary female character, Kitty Garstin, and her husband, Walter Fane. The central focus of the story is the marriage between Garstin and Fane and how the two characters act and display their feelings towards each other. From the very beginning, it is transparent that the distribution of love

  • The Painted Dying Marriage Analysis

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    “the couple moved to Hong Kong where the bored Kitty embarks on a passionate affair” (Cross.3). The backdrop of a dying marriage and fight against cholera presents the painfulness of change. “I fell in love with you the first time I saw you” (Maugham.31). Walter was madly in love with Kitty. The only reason why Kitty married him was "only to avoid the humiliation of attending her younger sister's wedding" (Cross.3). In this marriage, Walter and Kitty were not going to last together for a long

  • The Happy Man

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    compensations» Somerset Maugham William Somerset Maugham is one of the best known English writers of the 20th century. William Somerset Maugham (1874-1966), a well-known English novelist, short-story writer, playwright and essayist, was the son of a British diplomat. He was born in 1874 in Paris and educated at King's School in Canterbury, studied painting in Paris, went to Heidelberg University in Germany and studied to be a doctor at St. Thomas Hospital in England. Although Somerset Maugham did not

  • Analysis of 'The Escape'

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    Escape” by W.S. Maugham William Somerset Maugham is one of the best known English writers of the 20th century. He was not only a novelist, but also a one of the most successful dramatist and short-story writers. Maugham wants the readers to draw their own conclusion about the characters and events described in his novels. His reputation as a novelist is based on the following prominent books: “Of Human Bondage”; “The Moon and Sixpence”; and “The Razor's Edge”. Though Maugham doesn’t denounce

  • An Analysis of "The Appointment in Samarra" Essay

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    Maugham writes of the merchant going to the marketplace to confront Death about the encounter with his servant. This gesture shows that not only did the merchant care for the life of his servant, but it also shows that he had a certain curiosity about Death

  • Razor's Edge

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    A handful of conflicted characters, a substantial amount of drama, and a dash of enlightenment - this is what makes up “The Razor’s Edge” by W. Somerset Maugham. After initial character introduction, this book quickly reveals how unwise it is to put complete faith in first impressions. At first glance, Laurence Darrell and Isabel Bradley appear to be the epitome of an early 1900s couple: young, naive, and extremely in love. Looking closer, Isabel seems to be the one in control of their relationship

  • Of Human Bondage: The Women In Philip Carey's Life

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    Of Human Bondage by William Somerset Maugham The Women in Philip 's life In the novel Of Human Bondage, the main character, Philip Carey, has a myriad of people whom are very influential in his life. William Somerset Maugham portrays Philip as having three women in his life that are of great importance to Philip 's character. These three women are Mildred Rogers, Norah Nesbit, and Sally Athelny. Mildred is a negative influence on Philip whereas the other two women serve as positive influences in

  • Essay about The Razor's Edge Study Guide

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    The Razor's Edge W. Somerset Maugham Online Information For the online version of BookRags' The Razor's Edge Premium Study Guide, including complete copyright information, please visit: http://www.bookrags.com/studyguide−razors−edge/ Copyright Information ©2000−2007 BookRags, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. The following sections of this BookRags Premium Study Guide is offprint from Gale's For Students Series: Presenting Analysis, Context, and Criticism on Commonly Studied Works: Introduction,

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