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freyia
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(7/4/07 1:27 pm)


please help! english literature comparative coursework
[font face=verdana color=fuchsia size=2]hello. my name is freyia and i am new.
i am in need of some help.
for my a level coursework we have to write an essay on any theme of out choice, a comparison of a prose novel with annother text. i am either going to use 'the magic toyshop' or 'the bloody chamber and other stories' both by angela carter as my prose novel and am going to focus on some aspect of fairytale narrative. however i am very stuck on what to compare them with! my tutor keeps telling me to read stuff i really don't like, such as 'things fall apart'.
i heard margret atwood rewrote some fairystories in 'bluebeards egg and other stories?' and i thought the play 'fairytaleheart' by philip ridley may be something which i could compare to 'the magic toyshop'.
i wanted to look at magic realism, sexuality and maybe feminism and stuff.
my tutor is really funny about some texts, they have to be 'literary' hehe. they need to be texts i can find lots of criticism on, and other people's essays and stuff.
please please help i'm so stuck and i would like to compare either book to annother book i really like!
thankyou,
freyia xo[/font]

Heidi Anne Heiner
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(7/4/07 6:56 pm)


Re: please help! english literature comparative coursework
You might consider Bloody Chamber and then hearken back to the Bluebeard elements of Jane Eyre. That should be literary enough. And there's certainly enough analysis and criticism of it available.

The Atwood should work fine, too.

That was a paper I considered writing once upon a time...

Heidi

Veronica Schanoes
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(7/4/07 7:48 pm)


Re: please help! english literature comparative coursework
If you're interested in <i>Magic Toyshop</i>, you can look at it in comparison to Yeats's "Leda and the Swan."

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