Essays Tagged: "House of Mirth"

"The House of Mirth" by Edith Wharton.

mful. Such is the case of Miss Lily Bart in New York at the turn of the century. In Edith Wharton's House of Mirth, Lily Bart behaves as the young and jaded protagonist, desperate to establish and mai ... any problems, too, most which lead to her societal and physical demise.Wharton's protagonist in The House of Mirth may not define the ideal Aristotelian "tragic hero," but there are factors in her cha ...

(11 pages) 77 1 4.7 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Comparison of Edith Wharton's House of Mirth and Toni Morrison's Jazz in Identity Formation of the Characters Through Dependence on Others for Money and Love

ion of themselves." The quote by Eric Hoffer reminds me of Toni Morrison's Jazz and Edith Wharton's House of Mirth in that the main characters of the novels encountered pivotal crises where their sens ... ir sense of identity was thwarted by money, love, or their relationship with another character. The House of Mirth centers on Lily Bart's attempt to acquire wealth and a haughty social status, which, ...

(8 pages) 58 0 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Ethan Frome: Edith Wharton's Use Of Figurative Language

is an incredible story written by a doubly incredible author; Edith Wharton. Her novels such as The House of Mirth and The Age of Innocence were masterpieces for the generations who grew up with them. ... if he is living a nightmare, and simply wants to wake up to find Mattie by his side. Even when the house is only occupied by Ethan and Mattie, Zeena is still able to keep her presence ever clear. Edi ...

(7 pages) 30 0 5.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A Lacanian analysis of Edith Wharton's "House of Mirth"

Law and Desire in "The House of Mirth"In Edith Wharton's novel, The House of Mirth, the main protagonist, Lily Bart oscilla ... ng to another without ever perceiving the right road till it was too late to take it" (134). In the House of Mirth, Lily Bart's unconscious speaks volumes about the decisions that she makes with her l ... ames M. Using Lacan Reading Fiction. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1991. Wharton Edith. The House of Mirth. Signet Classic. New York, 2000.

(12 pages) 24 0 3.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Edith Wharton

est achievement is undoubtedly in the area of the novel, featuring such literary masterworks as The House of Mirth, Ethan Frome, and the Age of Innocence. Edith Wharton made a great impression on the ...

(2 pages) 518 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Edith whartons the house of mi

Lily Bart, the central character in Edith Wharton's novel, The House of Mirth , was born into the fringes of high society in late nineteenth century New York. She ...

(8 pages) 10 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Edith Wharton: A Comparison of Works

th failed romances, disappointed marriages, and the despair of the social stigmas of the times. The House of Mirth, The Age of Innocence, and Ethan Frome are no exception.The central theme of these th ... nce, and Ethan Frome are no exception.The central theme of these three books is tragic love. In the House of Mirth, there are two examples. At first, Lilly Bart loved Percy Gryce. Unfortunately, Mrs. ...

(7 pages) 11 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

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The Beautiful and Damned and the House of Mirth (2000), with your first read or watch; seem to portray an almost identical society we ... the focus of both the novel and film. As the critic stated ''While the Beautiful and Damned and The House of Mirth (2000) represent similar ideas they respond to and reflect significant issues of thei ... mpared are the changing values and perspectives on women and vocation and lastly social status. The House of Mirth is based on 1905 novel by Edith Wharton about Lily Bart. In 1905 New York City, A bea ...

(7 pages) 2 0 0.0 Aug/2014

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Genre Study