Chapter 3- The essentials of a vampire story are “an older figure representing corrupt, outworn values; a young, preferably virginal female; a stripping away of her youth, energy, virtue; a continuance of the life force of the old male; the death or destruction of the young woman” (Foster 19-20). These essentials can be found in the novel The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. In the novel, the main character Susie Salmon is abducted and murdered by Mr. Harvey-Susie’s really old neighbor. Mr. Harvey rapes and mangles Susie, thereby destroying Susie’s youth, innocence, and eventually her life itself. Soon after Mr. Harvey leaves the neighborhood and is never convicted of his crime.
Chapter 6- In Andy Fickman’s film She’s the Man, a 2006 reflection of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, both plot and theme are very similar. Fickman’s film reworks Shakespeare’s take on the roles of women in society by creating an elaborate ruse in which Viola has to enter a new school as a boy in order to gain the same social standing as her male counterparts. In Shakespeare’s classic, Viola is disguised as a male in order for Shakespeare to depict a woman’s dependence on men because she only disguises herself so that she doesn’t have to face the world alone as a woman after the supposed de...
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Envoi- One common motif in literature is unrequited love. For instance F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is centered on Gatsby’s love for Daisy who doesn’t return his affections until it’s too late. This motif can also be seen in Miguel de Cervantes’s novel Don Quixote. In this novel Quixote devotes all his quests to Dulcinea a girl who never even spoke to him. A more modern example of unrequited love in a novel is in Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower. In the novel, Charlie, the protagonist, falls for Sam a girl who believed she had already found “the one.” Therefore, Sam and Charlie’s relationship only began when it was too late because Sam was leaving for college. This idea of unrequited love seems to signify the personal struggle that comes with all relationships in life.
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- One world up above where they can watch over the ones below. Susie in The Lovely Bones she has restricted use and effects on earth, because she is in heaven up above. Alice Sebold portrays these events through the view of Susie Salmon, Susie have the ability to know what everyone is thinking. Sebold shows that young love have many differences to those that are also in love, but mature. Susie the narrator, attitude toward the lover of young and old also is different. There is also a unique character in the novel, his name is George Harvey, and his view on love is extremely different.... [tags: earth, death, young, adult, love]
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