Images of New York in the Works of Henry James Analytical Essay by Botchan

Images of New York in the Works of Henry James
Explores the literary images of New York used in the works of Henry James.
# 45253 | 4,159 words | 14 sources | MLA | 2003 | GB
Published on Sep 30, 2003 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis) , Literature (Comparative Literature)


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This paper aims to study images of New York in the works of Henry James. It uses a non-fictional work ("The American Scene") and four fictional works ("The Jolly Corner", "Washington Square", "Crapy Cornelia" and "An International Episode") to argue that there are discernable patterns to James' images and that they appear to develop over the course of his literary career.

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"It is interesting to note that the monster images are applied at a number of levels. First, they are applied at an overall level, where James asks overtly "Had New York, the miscellaneous monster, a heart at all"? Secondly, they are applied at the level of the greedy producer and consumer that James so despises as "monsters of the mere market". Lastly, they are applied at the level of the new immigrants into New York "in their monstrous, presumptuous interest, the aliens, in New York". What these various levels show is the far-reaching range of distrust that James harbored towards all of the various factors undergoing change in New York at that time."

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