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  • Newland's Motivations in "The Age of Innocence"

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    The ending of the Age of Innocence movie shows that many things have changed in the years that have passed since Ellen left New York and went back to Europe.Newland refused to meet Ellen after all the years that passed by. He explained to his son by saying "It is more real to me here than if I went up, and the fear lest that last shadow of reality should lose its edge kept him rooted to his seat as the minutes succeeded each other." I am going to analyze Newland's quote in this paper and discuss

  • Ethan Frome Vs. Age of Innocence

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    author of Age of Innocence and Ethan Frome, shows that society is oppressive and restricts people of what they truly desire in these two different books. The setting shows that no matter the place or people, society will always restrict. Ethan Frome takes place in a small, poor area called Starkfield, while Age of Innocence takes place in the large city of New York. New York is a big, rich city with sophisticated people who have higher standards and only expect the "best" behavior. In Age of Innocence

  • Analysis Of Edith Wharton's The Age Of Innocence

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    The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton describes the life of Newland Archer set in Old New York society. Newland Archer is a man who has his life seemingly predestined given where he is born in society. In the novel, Wharton describes not only Newland’s life, but also the stringent society that dominated Old New York. Wharton phenomenally criticizes several aspects of this high society including those topics that are often obscure. Although historically men are oppressors, in The Age of Innocence, it

  • Love and Tradition in Tradition In The Age of Innocence

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    Love and Tradition in Tradition In The Age of Innocence The Age of Innocence (Martin Scorsese, 1993) is a film about love and tradition set in New York City during the 1870's. The main character, Neulan Archer, is torn between his traditional and innocent fiancé, Mae, and her untraditional and controversial cousin, Countess Ellen Olenska. In a world of family tradition and proper behavior, a woman like Ellen, seeking divorce and freedom from her cheating husband was unheard of. "This was a world

  • Commodity Fetishism in Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence

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    Commodity Fetishism in Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence Commodity fetishism is a term first coined by Karl Marx in his 1867 economic treatise, Das Kapital. It takes two words, one with a historically economic bent and another with a historically religious bent, and combines them to form a critical term describing post-industrial revolution, capitalist economies. Specifically, this term was used to describe the application of special powers or ideas to products that carried no such inherent

  • The Theme Of Love In Edith Wharton's The Age Of Innocence

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    Is love worth risking everything? In The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton explores this question against the background of 1870s New York society. Edith Wharton published this novel as a four-part series in a newspaper, and it is considered one of her most notable works. In fact, she became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize. In the novel, Edith Wharton demonstrates the significant force that society plays on the individual in the upper class wealthy families of this time period. Expectations

  • Ellen Olenska as a Mythological Muse in The Age of Innocence

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    Ellen Olenska as a Mythological Muse in The Age of Innocence Long ago in ancient Greece, mythology was used to explain our world, our lives, and most importantly, our interpersonal relationships. Still today Greek mythology is infused into the literature of almost every influential and lasting author, one of the more effective authors being Edith Wharton, author of The Age of Innocence. The relationship between Newland Archer and Madame Ellen Olenska, two protagonists in Wharton’s novel, is an example

  • Gender Identity In Edith Wharton's The Age Of Innocence

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    presence of fire. The similarity in fire and gender is dependent on the notion that through fire there are multiple “sexual resonances” a person can experience and the resonances in this text are that of fluid gender identity (Bachelard 50). The Age of Innocence uses this relationship of fire and gender to argue for gender identity in its honest form as variable and unstructured as opposed to the arguments that claim heteronormative and divided conceptions of gender are the only existent

  • Personal Narrative Essay: Thirteen: The Age Of Innocence

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    Thirteen: the age of innocence. You begin to gain trust and independence. It is the beginning of your teenage years and all you would like to do is hang out with friends, get the new popular cell phone, or have your curfew extended. For me, this wasn’t the case. What was supposed to be the most joyous time in life was actually my hardest. One of my favorite people in this entire world had been taken too soon. I remember it as if it was yesterday. The Friday before, I had been called out of class

  • Comparing Daisy and Countess Olenska in Daisy Miller and The Age of Innocence

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    love that can never be. The character Annie P. Miller (known as Daisy Miller) is portrayed as a young naive wild yet, innocent girl who want to do nothing more but have fun with the company she please. The story “Daisy Miller” is a lot like The Age of Innocence. In both the movie and the book the leading lady was shunned from society because of their behavior. Both Daisy and the Countess Olenska were misunderstood and out-casted because they were saw as different. These women did not want to conform