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    Once There Were Two Little Girls...

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    “There were once two little girls who saw, or believed they saw, a thing in a forest” (Byatt 324). So opens A.S. Byatt's short story, “The Thing in the Forest”; a dark little tale about two young girls named Penny and Primrose, and their experience during the Blitz in World War II (Byatt 325). They, along with many other children, get shipped off to the English countryside to be spared from the threat of bombs from Germany. After a long train ride and a sickening bus ride, they arrive at their

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    One of the main themes of Possession: A Romance by A.S. Byatt is the idea that while searching for the truth of a subject the researchers becomes possessed by their search. Byatt uses many characters as a vehicle for this idea, but the best character that illustrates this would be Mortimer Cropper. Mortimer Cropper is a Randolph Henry Ash scholar. Randolph Henry Ash is one of the most renowned poets in the novel. He is very famous and is an inspiration and influence to many of the poets in the modern

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    things gave her pleasure." (p18) Equally, the long, descriptive passages Byatt is given to using are a decadent revelling in capturing the essence of a thing; they are works of art in their own right. "Here were beauty and danger flat on a wall ... She stared ... How do you decide when to stop looking at something? It is not like a book, page after page, page after page, end. How do you decide?" (p52) It seems clear that when Byatt writes a phrase such as 'It is not like a book, page after page, page

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    Post-Modern Victorian: A. S. Byatt's Possession If I had read A. S. Byatt's novel Possession without having had British Literature, a lot of the novel's meaning, analogies, and literary mystery would have been lost to me. The entire book seems one big reference back to something we've learned or read this May term. The first few lines of chapter one are poetry attributed to Randolph Henry Ash, which Byatt wrote herself. Already in those few lines I hear echoes of class, lines written in flowery

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    A great novelist, short-story writer, essayist, reviewer, journalist and respected literary critic, A. S. Byatt is one of the leading contemporary British writers. Being a good academic and scholar, it is obvious that her complex and ambitious fictional works are full of her intellectual and literary powers in both content and style. From the early stage of her career, Byatt is a critical story teller who does not separate the literary from the critical imagination and aims at a thoughtful and deliberate

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    A.S. Byatt uses symbolism in her story “The Thing in the Forest” to show how children in England during World War II, like herself, felt and reacted to the events that they knew where bad but didn’t understand. This can easily be shown through the sequencing of the plot, the deeper meanings behind characters and places, and the post effects it had the main characters. Symbolism can be seen in many stories that were written about this time frame, one major difference between Byatt’s short story

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    Analysis of The Biographer's Tale

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    Analysis of The Biographer's Tale In the wake of contemporary critical theory, the fundamental propositions on which biography rests (in particular, the notions of identity, history and life writing) have been challenged. According to Catherine Peters, biography is “a traditional, rather old-fashioned form, evolving slowly rather than by great imaginative leaps” (p.44). Therefore, these challenges to biography are most often dramatised within fiction, rather than in biography itself. However

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    its sexual freedom. Sexuality is another major concern treated in these relationships. In order to examine sexuality in this novel, it is necessary to analyse the relationships between the characters. Indeed, the sexual act is linked to romance. Byatt draws obvious parallels between the modern characters' need to distance themselves from sexuality and Victorian repression of sexuality. This essay will thus show how love and sexuality are conceptualised, represented and dramatised in the Victorian

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    The Bluebeard Fairytale

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    the same path as before. The saying “history repeats itself” isn’t just an expressions, but a commonly occurring principle, even in fairy tales. Works Cited Barthelme, Donald. "Bluebeard." The New Yorker 16 June 1986: 32-35. Print. Byatt, A. S. "Happy Ever After." The Guardian 3 Jan. 2004, Culture sec. Web. Tolkien, J. R. R. "On Fairy-Stories." Web. Warner, Marina. "Bluebeard's Brides: The Dream of the Blue Chamber." Grand Street. 1st ed. Vol. 9. Ben Sonnenberg, 1989. 121-30. Print

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