Sex and Maturity in Three Novels Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Sex and Maturity in Three Novels
This paper looks at the subject of sex and maturity in three novels.
# 136659 | 750 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Sociology (General) , Literature (General) , Gender and Sexuality (General)

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In this article, the writer studies three separate works and looks at the subject of of sex and maturing as a human being. The three novels examined are 'Howl's Moving Castle' by Diana Wynne Jones, 'The Secret Life of Owen Skye' by Alan Cumyn, and 'Permanent Rose' by Hilary McKay.

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"Three novels are to be analyzed for what they say about learning about sex and maturing as a human being, three being Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones, The Secret Life of Owen Skye by Alan Cumyn, and Permanent Rose by Hilary McKay. A frequent subject in fiction can be characterized as the mysteries of sex, especially in coming-of-age novels in which young people are exploring these matters for the first time and rediscovering what generations before have discovered. In the three novels discussed here, the road to maturity includes a period of anxiety about potential sexual partners and about becoming an adult. This issue is approached in different ways in each of the novels, though each can be seen as ..."

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