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    In ''Portrait of a Lady" music becomes one of the factors of attachment. Part one is beginning with contemptuous allusions to "the latest Pole" who broadcasts "the Preludes, through his hair and finger-tips." The dialogue of the piano performance of Chopin, "so intimate," transforms to "attenuated tones of violins" and "remote cornets" as the lady speaks. When the poem goes back to the voice of the man, those noises have been changed to flat "windings of the violins" and "cracked cornets." These

  • Analysis Of The Portrait Of A Lady

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    Isabel Archer: Her Quest For Freedom And Downfall The Portrait of a Lady is the most stunning achievement of Henry James's early period--in the 1860s and '70s when he was transforming himself from a talented young American into a resident of Europe, a citizen of the world, and one of the greatest novelists of modern times. Quest of freedom “The Portrait of a Lady” is a story about protagonist Isabel Archer, a penniless orphan. Many rich suitors come to her with a proposal of marriage but she declines

  • The Portrait Of A Lady Analysis

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    In Henry James’s novel, The Portrait of a Lady, two characters, Madame Merle and Isabel Archer, discuss what constitutes the self. Madame Merle states that the things we chose to surround ourselves with, our clothes and our hobbies, are what make up one’s self. Isabel Archer states that nothing other than herself, her thoughts and feelings, expresses who she is. I agree with Isabel Archer that one should be seen for how one acts or thinks, but I also agree with Madame Merle that what we chose to

  • Henry James’ Portrait of a Lady

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    Henry James’ Portrait of a Lady "On her long journey from Rome her mind had been given up to vagueness; she was unable to question the future. She performed this journey with sightless eyes and took little pleasure in the countries she traversed, decked out though they were in the richest freshness of spring. Her thoughts followed their course through other countries‹strange-looking, dimly-lighted, pathless lands, in which there was no change of seasons, but only as it seemed, a perpetual dreariness

  • The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

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    given. In America she would have see and done other things, but in Europe she saw so much opportunity. I like the carefree attitude she had, but with the regard for her elders and common courtesy. The example in the book about being a proper young lady when it was not looked at very well that she stay up ‘alone’ with her cousin and another young man. She had asked her aunt to help her and tell her when she is doing, or about to do something saw as improper. I admired that. I think nowadays young

  • TS Eliot’s Portrait of a Lady and Dialogism

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    TS Eliot’s Portrait of a Lady and Dialogism There seems to be an air of paradox in bringing a theory on the novel as a genre and the most famous Anglo-American modernist poet as a whole. Mikhail Bakhtin’s seminal study of ‘Discourse in the Novel’, written in 1934-35, and finally appearing in English translation in 1981, offers us an account of the difference between ‘poetic discourse’ and ‘novelistic discourse’. The division is not strictly a difference in to the novel and the poetry as genres

  • Portrait of a Lady - From Novel to Film

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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

  • Compare And Contrast Rapel's Portrait Of A Lady With A Unicorn

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    Raphael’s Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn and Leonardo’s Mona Lisa are both masterpieces in which have many similarities and differences. There is an obvious similarity when viewing both of the paintings side-by-side. In both works there is a female sitter in the middle of the frame, hands crossed and looking off into the distance. Also the landscape of both works are very similar being continuous rolling mountains making where they are sitting quite unknown. The main and obvious difference in

  • Compare And Contrast The Portrait Of A Lady And Mona Lisa

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    of the most famous artists of the renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci. The other painting was called “Portrait of a Lady” by the flemish artist, Van der Weyden. They both were a huge influence in the art world during their lifetimes. And even after their deaths, their lives and works continue to inspire the minds and hearts of each generation. The two art pieces are different because the Lady in the portrait is looking down, trying to avoid eye contact in order to look meek and demure. The Mona Lisa’s

  • Comparing Innocence in Grendel, Neil Young and Portrait of a Lady

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    Fall from Innocence in Grendel, Neil Young and Portrait of a Lady According to the Bible, God created man pure and innocent, oblivious to good and evil. The serpent of evil lured them to the tree of knowledge, however, and its fruit proved too much of a temptation. With a bite, their "eyes... were opened," and the course of their lives, and the lives of mankind, were changed (Gen. 6-7, 22). Whether or not one accepts the Christian concept of creation, countless works of art are patterned on