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James’s The Portrait of a Lady generates an atmosphere in which the complexities of consciousness are examined through his heroine Isabel Archers reckoning with her husband’s deceitfulness. Mediated within the preface is the notion of the female protagonist affronting her destiny, noted as the ‘germ’ of the novel, Isabel is instrumentalised as a vehicle in which James’ philosophical observations can be fulfilled. Deserving commentary, however, is the use of visual impressions facilitated by metaphors that read of her significant revelation....
The main character, Meursault, will be argued to be extremely dynamic. In the novel, The Stranger, he lives a seemingly meaningless life throughout the entire story where all he seems to do is sleep and complain about the heat. He never made any of his own decisions or establish any connections with other people. He does not care about his actions or their consequences. However, a deeper analysis into the end of the novel proves that Meursault’s viewpoint on life...
In his article Abraham the seer Martin Buber discusses the role of Abraham in the bible, especially in the book of Genesis chapters 12-25. Buber suggests that there is more to Abraham than meets the eye and that he is not just to be taken as the first patriarch of the western religions but also as an individual whose choices would come to affect large nations of peoples. The essence of the argument of this article is the importance of...