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  • Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

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    endearing manner by Daphne Du Maurier. 'Rebecca' is a beautiful, haunting, gripping tale of love, hate and deceit told in the simplest and most endearing manner by Daphne Du Maurier. Du Maurier weaves a beautiful web of mystery that holds you captive until the very end of the novel. We readers feel the anxiety, apprehension and fear that the protagonist describes and together we move through each chapter with an anxiety that only ends with the end of the novel itself. I think du Maurier's greatest

  • Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

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    Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier “Rebecca” is a novel that can be interpreted in many different ways and can be criticized from many different viewpoints. It is a complex novel that brings together both romance and a murder mystery. The characters change throughout the book as you learn more about each of them and the manderly estate. Rebecca herself is quite a mystery as well. We learn that she has different motives than first thought and is a different character completely as you read through

  • Themes In Rebecca By Daphne Du Maurier

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    story a person has behind before they met you? Daphne du Maurier’s “Rebecca”, is a novel that illustrates how experiences can cause a change in people. In the novel, the characters experience a lot and the situations change their lifestyle and deportment. At the heart of the story, the narrator who is nameless, met this man in a hotel, and after a few weeks, he proposed to her and married her. But she did not know the story behind this man. Maurier attained the theme of “Rebecca”, through the use

  • Suspense In 'The Birds' By Daphne Du Maurier

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    society, individuals have the need to feel superior in situations where they do not necessarily comprehend the circumstances. In order to have a sense of normality, they make up explanations to compensate for their lack of knowledge. The characters in Daphne Du Maurier’s “The Birds” take on this style of thinking when a plethora of birds mysteriously appear in the sky. The main character, Nat, warns his family and neighbors of the deadly potential of the birds which was demonstrated to him one afternoon

  • Daphne Du Maurier´s Rebecca: A 1920s Rebel

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    by society are broken, society does everything within its power to contain the beasts again. Daphne Du Maurier felt the restraints 1920s society placed on her with idealizing domestic women. By using Rebecca as the backbone within her novel and counteracting such a strong character with the weak narrator, Du Maurier displays that oppression can only be destroyed with rebellion. In Rebecca, Daphne Du Maurier uses the contrast of female personas to emphasize the 1920s society’s malevolence towards women

  • Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and A Room With a View by E.M. Forster

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    has similar women characters and themes but has a very dissimilar plot line. All three of the novels are set in Italy in the early 1900’s. All three authors wrote love stories that included a strong willed man and an inferior woman. I found Daphne DuMaurier and Charlotte Bronte’s writing styles similar in many ways. Rebecca is written in the first person as a memory from the past. The novel begins by sinking directly into the story, “ Last night I dreamt I went to Manderly again.”(DuMaurier

  • Daphne Du'Maurier

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    the famous novel “Rebecca” written by Daphne Du’ Maurier and published in 1938. After the first two paragraphs the story’s unnamed narrator reminisces about her past, but the narrator's name is never revealed. She is referred to as "my dear", Mrs. de Winter, “my wife", etc., but her first and last name are never given by the author. This opening line gave form to the entire story “Rebecca” and for over sixty years audiences around the world have praised Daphne Du’Maurier’s novels for their spellbinding

  • Rebecca by Daphne De Maurier

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    Rebecca, a gothic and mysterious love story written by Daphne De Maurier, was published in 1938. Despite the majority of the critic’s reviews stating it was never going to become a classic, Rebecca was an amazing success. It is such a unique and universal book that it has stood the test of time among the literary classics. The book engulfs the reader into a story about love, jealousy, and escaping the past. The very first lines of the novel begin the reader’s intrigue, “Last night I dreamt I

  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

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    which later turns to obsession with destroying his creation. While in Rebecca, the main antagonist Mrs De Winter is obsessed with the deceased Rebecca. This unhealthy obsession later consumes the second Mrs De Winter. It is interesting that both Du Maurier and Shelley are female writers, which could influence the texts they write, as they lived and wrote before gender equality. Shelley deliberately presents women ironically, presenting them as exploited by men and valued for their beauty. Shelley’s

  • Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca

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    Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca Rebecca has been described as the first major gothic romance of the 20th century; Mrs. Danvers’ character is one of the few Gothic interests within the novel. Her unnatural appearance and multi-faceted