Demon Lover Essays

  • The Demon Lover, An Analysis

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    In "The Demon Lover," by Elizabeth Bowen, Kathleen Drover returns to London from her house in the country in order to gather some things that she and her husband had abandoned during the bombings of the war. It is a humid, rainy day in late August and her once familiar street is now mostly deserted. The caretaker of her house is supposed to be out of town for a week and her arrival is assumed unknown. Mrs. Drover enters the old musty house and discovers a letter addressed to herself and it is

  • Elizabeth Bowen's The Demon Lover

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    “The Demon Lover” “The Demon Lover” written by Elizabeth Bowen was published in 1945. Elizabeth Bowen after having experienced the blitz and aerial bombardment herself, wrote a short story entitled “Demon Lover”. The short story was written during the time of WWII, where the main character named Mrs. Kathleen Drover returns to her old home. Mrs. Drover has not been back to this home since she and others had to evacuate during WWI. While walking through her former home, Kathleen finds herself flash-backing

  • Elizabeth Bowen's The Demon Lover

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    “The Demon Lover” is one of the most famous work written by Elizabeth Bowen and it was published in 1945 as part of the writer’s collection ‘The Demon Lover, and Other Stories’. As the other short stories in her book, the author focuses her attention and the plots of her stories around a series of sorrowful events all set during the World War II. ‘The Demon Lover’ narrates the story of a married woman who goes back to her home in London which had been abandoned many years earlier by her and her family

  • Elizabeth Bowen's The Demon Lover

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    Elizabeth Bowen write all of her stories based on real life situations. The Demon Lover a novel by Liz is the perfect example of an everyday thing, about how you can love someone so much even after death. Have you ever been in love to the point where everywhere you looked you seen your spouse dead or alive? This novel reflects on how Elizabeth life was after the death of her lover, Alan.Read along with me in the novel “The Demon Lover” which was published in 1945. Before you understand Elizabeth’s stories

  • Theme Of Psychological Delusion In The Demon Lover

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    Slave to Delusion Some people tell the truth and some people show the truth. Elizabeth Bowen shows the truth in her story, “The Demon Lover”. Her story is about a forty four year old woman who revisits her childhood home to collect some possessions for her family. However, the woman finds a letter from an unknown source that she believes is from her dead fiancé. Many readers believe this piece of fiction to be a ghost story, but it is one that is about a woman with acute psychological delusion

  • Themes And Symbolism In The Demon Lover By Elizabeth Bowen

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    The Demon Lover Rough Draft Tragedies tend to stick around our heads for a long time, in “The Demon Lover” by Elizabeth Bowen, she lets Mrs. Drover have the misery of her husband’s death haunt her subconscious mind. Also the other major theme is the effects of wartime on the human brain. Revenge in the short story is no bad deed goes unpunished. As well, the tale could be considered an allegory in which the soldier symbolizes "endless, inescapable violence," Many of the symbols, motifs, and the

  • Symbolism And Motifs In Elizabeth Bowen's Demon Lover

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    In "Demon Lover" by Elizabeth Bowen, various symbols and motifs are used to describe the events happening in Kathleen Drover's life. In the story you are given the impression that Mrs. Drover's dead ex-husband has come back to life in the aftermath of a bombing in World War II. During the story, Mrs. Drover is contemplating the reality of her husband being a ghost or the stability of her mind. My thoughts are that Mrs. Drover was going insane due to this quote from the story,"had . . . an intermittent

  • Three Versions of The Demon Lover Contain a Common Message

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    All three versions of “The Demon Lover has the same common messages: to be careful in trust, be careful of the vows you make, and that the decisions of the young often come back around negatively. All three pieces exemplify these messages heavily. Of all of the works maintaining these themes, Elizabeth Bowen’s “The Demon Lover” displays these messages the most vehemently. Bowen’s version of “The Demon Lover” take on the principles of Harris’ “The Demon Lover” and makes the ideals more noticeable

  • Unsettling Language in Elizabeth Bowen’s The Demon Lover

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    Unsettling Language in Elizabeth Bowen’s The Demon Lover Elizabeth Bowen retells a popular folk tale in her short story, "The Demon Lover." The title suggests that the plot consists of a woman being confronted by a demon lover from her past. Bowen does not stray far from this original tale. Instead of originality, Bowen's prose relies on the use of subtleties to keep the story interesting. The story's subtleties feed us questions that continually grab our interest. Bowen immediately begins

  • The Unconscious Mind of Mrs. Drover in Bowen’s The Demon Lover

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    The Unconscious Mind of Mrs. Drover in Bowen’s The Demon Lover To some degree, literature is analogous to the human mind: both literature and the thought systems of human beings operate on multifarious levels. The human mind functions both consciously and unconsciously; while the conscious exists superficially, the unconscious governs most human actions. The superficial level of literature is gleaned by rendering a literal interpretation of the words on the pages. Yet, a piece of literature—like

  • Comparing Community in Elizabeth Bowen’s The Demon Lover and Edward Fields' A Journey

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    The Importance of Community in Elizabeth Bowen’s The Demon Lover and Edward Fields' A Journey It is important to relate and be a part of ones community. When we are able to identify with the people around us we are able to find out who we really are and the difference we make in others lives, as well as, the difference our community makes in our lives. In Edward Fields' poem, A Journey, he relates to his community as he is leaving. It is obvious to the reader that the author feels strongly about

  • The Demon Lover

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    Natural Events: 'The Demon Lover'; The events in Elisabeth Bower's 'The Demon Lover'; can be explained naturally. The story being as vague as it is leads most to concur with the title of the story and imagine that there is a supernatural aspect in the story. In the short story, Kathleen has returned to her home in London that has been abandoned during the bombing of World War II. She is not expected, yet she finds a letter addressed to her on a table in the hallway. Twenty-five years has past since

  • Bowen's The Demon Lover

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    What Drove Her? In “The Demon Lover,” Kathleen Drover is the protagonist and represents a British wife and mother who returned from the country to her war-ravaged home in London hoping to retrieve some of her family’s personal belongings. Mrs. Drover’s story unfolds as a haunting of supernatural means driven by the ghost of her sweetheart, an un-named soldier presumed to have been killed during World War I twenty-five years earlier. The dark imagery of the story is controlled craftily by Bowen

  • Samuel Coleridge's Poem Kubla Khan

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    In the poem Kubla Khan, imagery is also important for Coleridge to convey his imagination to the reader. There are images of paradise throughout the poem that are combined with references to darker, more evil places. On example of this is the ‘demon lover’ that has bewitched the woman. Coleridge’s image of the ‘dome of pleasure’ is mystical, contradicting the restrictions of realism. Xanadu is also a savage and ancient place where pure good and pure evil are much more apparent than in the monotony

  • The Monkey's Paw 'And Demon Lover'

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    talisman that leads to nothing but turmoil. “Demon Lover” is about a woman who returns to her abandoned home and as she is leaving town, gets kidnapped by her demonic lover. “Ghost Story” is about a young woman who is taking care of two young siblings that eventually drive her insane due to their supernatural abilities to swap appearances. Specific types of characters are prominent in the form of Damsels in distress in “The Monkey's Paw” , “Demon Lover” and “Ghost Story” W. W. Jacobs uses a damsel

  • Similarities Between The Demon Lover And Elizabeth Bowen

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    Bowen’s “The Demon Lover” follows Kathleen Drover as she visits her home in London during World War II. These stories both concern the effects of one’s surroundings and past as well as the overarching theme of loneliness. Both "The Demon Lover" and "Kew Gardens" use setting to convey the idea that loneliness leads to reflection of the past; Bowen uses the setting as a symbol while Woolf uses the setting as a character. Kathleen’s former house, the main setting for “The Demon Lover”, symbolizes

  • Use Of Figurative Language In Elizabeth Bowen's The Demon Lover

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    allow the narrative to be pertinent to the local area. “The Demon Lover” by Elizabeth Bowen, a tale set in London during the time of World War II, is based on an older Scottish ballad,”The Daemon Lover”. Although both pieces are meant to be read and interpreted through completely different lenses, both pieces share a fundamental message albeit that they are portrayed in completely different manners. In the short story “The Demon Lover” by Elizabeth Bowen, the central message of loyalty is conveyed

  • The History Of Witchcraft

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    “If anyone, deceived by the Devil, shall believe, as is customary among pagans, that any man or woman is a night-witch, and eats men, and on that account burn that person to death... he shall be executed” (Charlemagne) When the words witchcraft or magic are spoken, most people think of the Salem Witch trials or the popular television characters that we have today. But do we really know what happened centuries ago that caused the creation of these ideals and these characters we have grown to adore

  • Jane Eyre - Woman as Demon

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    Jane Eyre - Woman as Demon Missing Works Cited Women in Victorian literature often came to be seen as "the other" or in more direct terms, as somehow demonized. This is certainly true in Jane Eyre. Bertha Mason, Rochester's mad wife, is the epitome of the demon in the attic. By virtue of being the first wife she is in continually compared to Jane. Although there are parallels in plot and language between the two women, they are completely different people. In addition, Bronte also depicts other

  • Creative Writing: Purgatory

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    I looked up at Gabriel from the grass. I never actually got to inspect the full extent of his features. His dark brown hair was tussled and looked as if he had been running his fingers through it from stress. His green eyes resembled emeralds. He had a bit of muscle on him, but he wasn’t too broad shouldered. You could see a small rose tattoo on his upper bicep. He wore a dark green t-shirt and jeans. He was definitely handsome, and all his features complimented each other. “It’s done,” Gabriel said