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    Les Liaisons Dangereuses is a complex and disturbing portrayal of the noble class in pre-revolutionary France. Set in the late eighteenth century during the latter part of the Ancien Regime, Les Liaisons weaves a web of cold, calculated betrayal of the most immoral kind. The story unfolds in the form of letters written between the principal characters, giving it a unique literary texture. By using this style, de Laclos is able to give the reader a shockingly intimate look at these people as they

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    Reception Theory and Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons) Of all the literary critical theories yet discussed, I find reception theory by far the most intelligent and rewarding. After all, where does literature become literature, where does it "happen" so to speak, if not in the mind of the reader? Without the reader, literature is inky blobs on paper. This correlates to Berkeley's solipsistic analogy of a tree falling in the woods. Without a listener does it make a sound? Well, technically

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    Sexual Desire vs. Religion: A Close Look at Letter 128 Choderlos de Laclos’s epistolary novel Les Liaisons dangereuses is a complex novel filled with morally unsound characters. Even the more innocent characters, such as Cécile de Volanges, The Chevalier Danceny, and the chaste Madame de Tourvel, lose their sense of morality when they become pawns in Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont’s game of sexual domination and ruin. Several interesting relationships begin between the innocent

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    class promised and that was “big books about bad women,” although maybe is should say “bad women and men.” Works Cited Balzac, Honoré De. Cousin Bette. N.p.: Penguin, 1998. Print. Laclos, Choderlos De, and Douglas Parmée. Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995. Print. Thackeray, William Makepeace, and Nicholas Dames. Vanity Fair. New York: Barnes & Noble Classics, 2003. Print. Tolstoy, Leo, and David Magarshack. Anna Karenina. New York: Signet Classic, 1961. Print.

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    In Choderlos de Laclos epistolary novel, Dangerous Liaisons, there are several prominent themes that reoccur throughout the novel, two being seduction and manipulation. While those themes play a large role, one theme that has significant influence in character development is religion. The relationship between the Vicomte de Valmont and the Présidente de Tourvel develops throughout the novel based upon the evolving importance that religion and faith have in the decision making of the two characters

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    Comparing Dangerous Liaisons by Choderlos de Laclos and Cruel Intentions the Movie It is my intention to compare the book, Dangerous Liaisons by Choderlos de Laclos, to its modern movie version, Cruel Intentions starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. I intend to examine how the original French text was modified in reference to plot, character, morals/values, and themes. I also plan to discuss how these transformations change the meaning of the story and reflect different cultural/historical contexts

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    The Root of It: Deconstructing Creole Identity in Crossing the Mangrove “I like to repeat that I write neither in French nor in Creole. I write in Maryse Conde,”1 (“Liaison dangereuse,” 2007) is a statement that could not be less accurate for the Guadeloupean writer. Writing in French is especially problematic for post-colonialist Francophone authors; using the language of the colonizer while attempting to dismantle cultural and linguistic hierarchy seems to be an act of futility. To be sure,

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    excess decadence of the ancient regime was at the expense of their basic standards of living, thus fuelling Marx’s idea of class based revolutions and the transition of society (Katz, 2014). This can be observed, for example, in novels such as Les Liaisons Dangereuses, a novel that had a role for mobilizing the attitudes of the

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    Commentaire composé, Madame Bovary Travail remis aux Professeurs Pierre Folliet et Myriam Vien dans le cours FREN 251 Par Chloé Mendola 260552420 Université McGill 10 Avril 2014 En 1849, inspiré d'un fait divers, Flaubert écrit Madame Bovary, son « terrible pensum » qui lui prendra plus de quatre ans de labeur acharné. Il y raconte l'histoire d'Emma, jeune fille naïve et romanesque, qui, rêvant d'amour absolu et chevaleresque, devient victime de ses illusions. Fille d'un paysan aisé, épouse

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    and in entertainment. It is commonly remembered from the movie Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan as a Klingon proverb, but how many actually know what it means, or where it comes from? It was actually first noted from a novel in 1782, called Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos; the phrase went “La vengeance est un plat qui se mange froid”. It is said to mean that emotional detachment and careful planning is the best for taking revenge – and the proverb is closely followed by the character

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    Sufficiently Less Than Enough: Consent, Sex, and Moral Behaviour Consent is uniquely argued position within philosophical analysis of moral and immoral behaviours, especially in regards to positions refuting consents ability to be sufficient enough to legitimize moral behaviour. We must remain critical in our analysis of consent, and ways that it may, or may not legitimize moral behaviours. At first glance, one might assume that; the consent of two people is enough to constitute moral behaviour

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    Portrait of a Lady - From Novel to Film Jane Campion's most recent film, Portrait of a Lady (1996), offers a distinct departure from her previous work, The Piano (1993), with which some critics have found fault. In her 1998 article, for example, while commending Campion for introducing two characters able to renounce the gender warfare that characterizes Western culture, Diane Long Hoeveler criticizes Campion for celebrating marriage, the idea that women cannot survive without a man at the center

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