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5. ‘I am inclined to think that love springs from animal instinct, and therefore is, in a measure, divine’ (Kate Chopin) [68%, 2008]

An image of the tutor's feedback sheet critiquing Chris Larham's 2,900 word essay responding to Kate Chopin's quote [68%, 2008].

Before discussing Kate Chopin’s statement with reference to four texts studied on the module, I intend to employ Jacques Derrida’s deconstructive methodology with a view to teasing out the implications of this quotation.[…]

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Kate Chopin’s ‘The Awakening’, Chapter XXXIX – A 1,500 Word Close Textual Analysis [66%, 2007]

An image of the feedback sheet [critique and grading] for Chris Larham's 1,500 word close textual analysis of chapter thirty-nine of Kate Chopin's 'The Awakening' [66%, 2007].

In this essay I will undertake a close textual analysis of Chapter XXXIX in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening. I aim to illustrate the plethora of literary techniques that Chopin employs in this closing chapter. With a view to offering a personal response to this material, I will then link The Awakening to the Pre-Raphaelite movement in art and literature. Finally, I shall compare The Awakening’s Edna to Hamlet’s Ophelia using Jacques Lacan’s psychoanalytic tool for literary interpretation.

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Posted in English Degree [Bachelor of Arts]