Enduring Love Essays

  • 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

  • The Significance of the Ending of Enduring Love

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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

  • 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

  • The Opening Chapter of Enduring Love by Ian McEwan

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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

  • Hooking the Reader in Ian McEwan's Enduring Love

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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

  • Enduring Love by Ian McEwan

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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

  • Obsession in Enduring Love

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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

  • The Obsessive Nature of Desire Presented in The Great Gatsby, Othello and Enduring Love

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    Obsession is defined as “an unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with something or someone” (1), and is a prominent theme (in) The Great Gatsby, Enduring Love and Othello. For example, in all three, there is a great desire to obtain things which are unattainable, and in turn this fuels their obsession and causes it to intensify. Furthermore, the act of being obsessive is a common human characteristic, which enforces the fact that obsession is a key element throughout all the texts. Othello has

  • Ian McEwan's Enduring Love

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    Ian McEwan's Enduring Love Evident throughout the entire plot of ‘Enduring Love’, Ian McEwan fuses three different genres: love story, detective story and thriller. Each genre I believe has a set of expectations that captures the reader urging them to read on, for example a thriller genre would stereotypically be led by a fast, tense pace with characters easily identifiable as ‘goodies’ and ‘baddies’. Different, fresh and ‘novel’ McEwan establishes his break up of typical genres as he

  • Hamid's Enduring Love Of The Second Person

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    When people read, they are taken to another person’s world and forced to see things through a new lens. In The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Hamid attempted to use the feelings already inside the reader to create the world. In “Enduring Love of the Second Person,” Hamid writes “to try and show, after the terror attacks of 9/11, how feelings already present inside a reader – fear, anger, suspicion, loyalty- could color a narrative so that the reader, as much as or even more than the writer, is deciding

  • The Enduring Loyalty, Love, and Compassion of Eumaios

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    of suitors court his wife and live at the cost of his possessions. On the other hand, a few people like Eumaios remain steadfast to the truth and work to maintain Odysseus’ estate and possessions. Eumaios, Odysseus’ swineherd, embodies compassion, love, and loyalty. Throughout the poem, Homer portrays Eumaios as a compassionate character. Compassion, derived from the Greek word sympatheia and Latin term compassio, means feeling the suffering of another person. Essentially, Eumaios puts himself in

  • Enduring Love Chapter 23 Summary

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    to see her one last time She sends another letter in French which clearly shows off her identity, and so Charles tells Sam, his servant to keep the letters a secret. Charles then leaves the hotel secretly to meet someone Chapter 26 Sam displays his love for Mary, and his interest to start a clothing store. He is also shocked to hear that his boss, Charles, will not be inheriting any properties from his uncle, and his dreams of being a worker there are crushed. The story goes back to the uncle and

  • Structure of the First Two Chapters of McEwan's Enduring Love

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    Structure of the First Two Chapters of McEwan's Enduring Love My primary thoughts concerning Enduring love and specifically its structure were not complimentary. It seemed to me that McEwan had destroyed any imaginative or creative matter that was present with his overly analytical and sometimes sporadic thought processes. However, after due consideration I believe that quite the opposite is true. In writing Joe's cogitations he creates a very real atmosphere and also provides a stable

  • Enduring Love India Chapter 10 Analysis

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    The chapter begins with Eric’s reflections about India, the ninth country he visits on his happiness quest. He compares this place to the concept of family, since it annoys him, but he could not live without knowing it. This thought proves Eric’ statement when he affirms that India is a country full of contradictions. The author experienced a background history with this country. Indeed, he wanted to be a foreign journalist, so when he was offered a job by the NPR in India, he could not resist.

  • Stress In Othello's Enduring Love And A Street Car Named Desire

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    Explore the presentation of stress and the effects it has on characters in Othello Enduring Love and A Street Car Named Desire. The theme of stress occurs in all three literary pieces, Othello, Enduring Love and A street Car Named Desire. Shakespeare and McEwan examines how stress can be a fatalistic factor amongst characters whereas Tennessee Williams explores the breakdown of characters due to stress, nevertheless all three texts portrays this common theme in a negative light. Shakespeare’s play

  • Enduring Love Act 1 Scene 5 Summary

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    Act 1, scene 5 is one of the specific scenes that show one of the main ideas of the play, which is that you shouldn’t give up hope, even when the darkest of times are coming and this is shown through the attitude of Anne, as well as Mr. Frank, throughout the play. First off, this scene takes place on the first day of Hanukkah, which is a jewish holiday in which jews celebrate the event of Judah becoming the leader in place of Mattathias. This holiday is celebrated by singing songs, giving gifts,

  • An Analysis of Shakespeare's Sonnet 116

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    Shakespeare's Sonnet 116, denying Time's harvest of love, contains 46 iambic, 15 spondaic, 6 pyrrhic, and 3 trochaic feet. Like the varying magnitudes of stars that distinguish the sky's constellations, infused with myths describing all degrees and types of love, the spondaic, trochaic, and pyrrhic substitutions create a pattern of meaning that can be inferred by the discerning eye and mind. Shakespeare emphasizes his denial of the effects of Time on love by accenting "not" in lines 1, 2, 9, and 11, and

  • My Air Force Mission

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    come from a family with no military background and was never encouraged to join the Air Force. I joined because my own personal internal reasons and nothing else. I played on my high school baseball team for four years, and in that time I grew to love the hard work, commitment, team work, and sportsmanship that it took to succeed during the season. In fact, between my junior and senior year of high school, the traits I learned from playing baseball stopped becoming traits and they started becoming

  • The Dichotomy of Photojournalism in the Afghanistan War

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    Journalism is considered by many to essential in maintaining a democracy and the trust of the people within it. The public relies on journalism and media, to close the distance between current events and the public to facilitate immediate attention. The use of photojournalism in times of war is depended on, in order to create a type of vicarious experience for the reade;, so they in some way can experience the conflict themselves without physically being there. However, I have come to notice an issue

  • Globalization in Afghanistan

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    Afghanistan’s importance with respect to the cultural impact of globalization is increasing as the war in Afghanistan draws down. Afghanistan sits on the edge of the unknown. Once the United States leaves it will be left to create its own destiny. The eyes of the world will be on Afghanistan to see who it allies with, who it trades with and how it conducts itself. Historically speaking, Afghanistan has modernized only when forced by invaders. The Soviet Union built many roads, schools, power plants