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    Enduring Love Extract

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    In an extract from Ian McEwan’s ‘Enduring Love’ the main character, Joe, faces many conflicts emotionally. In Joe’s mind, his emotions and rational thought pull him in two different directions when all he seeks is a common answer. In order to portray Joe’s emotional distress, ‘Enduring Love’ is told through first person narration. Joe searches for logical explanations but the more he looks, the further the truth seems to be. The day after John Logan’s death, Joe’s conscious makes the whole event

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    The Significance of the Ending of Enduring Love The endings of Enduring Love hold important significance to the whole novel. The 'endings' refer not only to the final chapter, Chapter 24 but also to the appendices I and II. After reading the last chapter readers are bound to be left with the feeling of unfulfilment. The appendices, particularly the case study in Appendix I, provides a lot of resolution that is not given in that final chapter or any other chapter in the novel. The Appendix

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    Enduring Love: Joe Rose

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    In Ian McEwan's Enduring Love, Joe Rose's psychological state understates his insanity. Throughout the novel, Joe Rose, the main character, misinterprets the events occurring right in front of his eyes to make his account more interesting. His tone reveals that he faces difficulty expressing himself in social situations. Although Rose's different view may be the result of a personal problem, his narration leave the reader wondering if his unreliability was caused by a deeper mental illness. Through

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    "The beginning is simple to mark". This is the opening sentence of Ian McEwan's novel "Enduring Love", and in this first sentence, the reader is unwittingly drawn into the novel. An introduction like this poses the question, the beginning of what? Gaining the readers curiosity and forcing them to read on. The very word "beginning" allows us an insight into the importance of this event, for the narrator must have analysed it many a time in order to find the moment in which it all began, and so

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    The Opening Chapter of Enduring Love by Ian McEwan A dictionary defines the word addictive as being: wholly devoted to something, a slave to another and in a state of wanting more. Ian McEwan claimed that he wanted to write an opening chapter that had the same effect as a highly addictive drug. In my opinion he has achieved in doing this. At the end of chapter one the reader is left needing more information about the characters introduced and what tragedy actually occurred. McEwan took

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    The Effectiveness of Chapter One of Enduring Love by Ian McEwan In a novel the opening chapter has to be effective in order to keep the reader interested and to keep them reading on until the very end. In the Novel 'Enduring Love', Ian McEwan, the author, evidently aimed to write an opening chapter that grasped the reader's attention from the outset of the novel, throwing them into the deep end of the story and into the thick of the action. In my opinion he has achieved in doing this. At

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    Enduring Love by Ian McEwan How important are the Appendices in the novel? The opening of a novel is vital, as it sets the foundations for the story to come. In “Enduring Love” the ending (The appendices) is just as important. The appendices are important in many aspects. Together they are a conclusion to the story, the classic ‘happy ending’ that all readers desire. Thus without them the novel would not conform to McEwan cyclic structure. Starting and ending with love that is endured

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    Exploration of How Ian McEwan Hooks the Reader in the Opening Three Chapters of Enduring Love In McEwan's book Enduring Love, he uses a wide variety of techniques to intrigue and hook the reader. He begins his story with the startling and dramatic scenario of a hot air balloon accident. He begins his story in medias res (in the middle of things). This is a significantly effective technique as it plunges the reader into the middle of a dramatic scenario without having dragged them through

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    Explore the ways in which McEwan presents obsession in Enduring Love The theme of obsession is found in many different forms in Enduring Love. McEwan uses language and the presentation of the characters to explore the many different types of obsession. The most obvious obsession in the novel is Jed’s obsession with Joe. As a reader, we find this perhaps the most disturbing because of the intensity with which it is presented. At the opening of the novel, immediately after the accident, Joe

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    response is an extract from the novel Enduring Love by Ian McEwan. Enduring Love has two major themes of risk and danger. It explores the idea of leaving something calm and joyous for something hazardous and full of danger. Enduring Love also has a strong focus on causing anticipation and urgency from the reader. I have taken these themes and incorporated them in Facing Danger. My aim is to capture the plot change from a peaceful event to a tragic one. Enduring Love illustrates this with the opening

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