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A Letter to Seamus Heaney Commenting on His Poetry

Coimisiún na Scrúduithe Stáit State Examinations Commission LEAVING CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION, 2005 English – Higher Level – Paper 2 Total Marks: 200 Wednesday, 8 June – Afternoon, 1.30 – 4.50 Candidates must attempt the following:• ONE question from SECTION I – The Single Text • ONE question from SECTION II – The Comparative Study • ONE…

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1. Blind Man With a Pistol – Chester Hines 2. The French Lieutenant’s Woman – John Fowles 3. The Green Man – Kingsley Amis 4. Portnoy’s Complaint – Philip Roth 5. Ada – Vladimir Nabokov 6. Them – Joyce Carol Oates 7. A Void/Avoid – Georges Perec 8. Eva Trout – Elizabeth Bowen 9. Myra…

Silas Marner

In the book Silas marner, George Elliot uses many themes to bring the book alive and also to grasp the reader’s attention. Silas marner is written by a woman who named herself George Elliot as a mean to publish her novels. Themes are used in this novel to portray what George Elliot was trying to…

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Silas Marner

We expect that the relationship between a parent and a child is affectionate and caring; however, George Elliot explores and shows the reader that this is not always the case and relationships between different families are all very different. In the book there are many examples of relationships between parents and children. These include the…

The Mill on the Floss – Simbolistic approach

George Eliot was the male pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans (she would later call herself Marian), born on November 22, 1819 at Arbury Farm in Warwickshire. Her father, Robert Evans, was an overseer at the Arbury Hall estate, and Eliot kept house for him after her mother died in 1836. The Mill on the Floss…

A Love After God’s Own Heart

What is the foundation of Christianity? If the question being discussed is whether something is ideally Christian, then the motivation behind Christianity must be understood. The basic outline of Christianity is simple. Man exists in a fallen and depraved state. Christ died on the cross to conquer death and atone for all humanity. Those who…

Adam Bede

George Eliot s novels are all dramas of moral conflict. She did not believe in art for art’s sake, but in art for morality’s sake. According to Leslie Stephen, “George Eliot believed that a work-of art not only may. but must, exercise also an ethical influence. ” She believed that, “our deeds determine us, as…

The Prelude of Middlemarch

The Prelude of Middlemarch very obviously ties Dorthea, as the central character and analogous of Saint Theresa, to community idealism as does Elliot’s very direct description of Dorthea, lacking any subtlety, in the beginning paragraphs of Chapter 1 where the reader is told that she yearned by nature “after some lofty conception of the world”…

Use of Visual Images to Explain Verbal

Ekphrasis is a method of communication of writers to describe their writing by associating it with some form of visual art like paintings, statues or drama. ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’ could have been derived from the word ekphrasis. Authors relate their expressions of language by pointing out at the other forms of…

The Victorian Upward Mobility as Viewed by Three Novels

Victorian refers to the things and events that had developed during the period where Queen Victoria was the ruler of the British Empire. This era had been the prelude of  modern Europe. This is the time were people began to feel the need for urbanization. The people tend to move to the cities. They leaved…

In part two of Silas Marner

The readers are also told that that Godfrey is in fact, secretly married to Molly Farren, with whom he was a child. Dunstan is the only other person who is aware of this situation and blackmails Godfrey, threatening to inform the Squire, ‘how his handsome son is married to that nice, young women, Molly Farren,…

Developing life story

Great-Expectations is just one novel that follows a tradition of novels that choose to focus on one particular character and their developing life story. Other novels that follow this same tradition are Adam Bede (1959) and Jude The Obscure (1894) which I may use as comparative texts due to the fact all three books/novels are…

The portrayal of parent / child relationships in the two novels

A good parent / child relationship, in my opinion, requires good communication levels (ie. they listen to each other), trust, disipline, respect and of course love. These novels portray very varied types of parent / child relationships. For example, in I’m the king of the castle, neither parent / child relationship, in general, is particularly…

To What Extent Are The Main Characters in ‘Silas Marner’ a Product of Their Environment?

Silas Marner was a successful novel written by George Eliot in 1861. Eliot was born on the 22nd of November1819 in a place called Warwickshire, England. George Eliot is a pen name for the female writer Mary Anne Evans. She gave herself a masculine pen name because male writers were taken much more seriously than…

Middlemarch Comment

George Elliot wrote Middlemarch in the year 1871. Middlemarch is the town where the novel takes place. George Elliot’s incentive for having started writing was to create a new, different kind of writing which distanced itself to the melodramatic novels which female authors were writing at the time. Middlemarch is a novel about a character…

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