Essays on The Shipping News

A Focus on the Character Quoyle in the Film “The Shipping News”
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Quoyle Passage Analysis The author describes a man's life throughout the progression of the passage. A man's life, beginning with a difficult childhood and ending with loneliness, is told using various similes and metaphors, a highly-descriptive diction, and antithesis. Quoyle's entire life is almost entirely chronicled by the author, who uses imagery-filled diction related to struggling to accurately depict Quoyle's upbringing. The author opens by describing Quoyle's gut, “roaring with gas and cramp," euphemisms for the pain and the hunger he undoubtedly…...
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A Comparison of 1984 and the Shipping News
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By close examination of George Orwell's 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' and E. Annie Proulx's 'The Shipping News' compare how Orwell and Proulx, develop their main characters iston Seat evening sells clos'1984', as a science fictional dystopia, depicts a totalitarian regime that outlaws truth, love, thought, and the concept of the individual, controlling its populace with fear, brute force, and propaganda. Orwell presents Winston Smith as the protagonist of the story; his desperate attempt to preserve his identity initially leads to great development…...
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Power of Newfoundland and Wessex in Hardy’s Novels
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The countryside in Newfoundland is grim and rough in comparison to the pastoral beauty of Wessex. The description of landscape is less significant than in 'Tess of the D'Urbervilles'; Proulx concentrates more on the sea's power as the force that shapes the lives of the habitants, and the importance of dwelling in representing Quoyle's life and battles. Her narrative is strongly metaphorical and shares some of Hardy's lyricism, his rich language, and this combined with fragments of local dialect injected…...
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