Literal and Metaphorical Death in Literature Comparison Essay by JPWrite

Literal and Metaphorical Death in Literature
This paper discusses and compares the theme of death in Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll's House" and James Joyce's "The Dead."
# 65318 | 1,295 words | 2 sources | APA | 2006 | US

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This paper analyzes the primary elements representing literal and metaphorical death as invoked by the characters in Ibsen's "A Doll's House" and Joyce's "The Dead." The writer of this paper examines the metaphorical embodiments of death that are heavily present in Ibsen's novel while evaluating the symbolism in regards to death in Joyce's work which is related to primary and secondary characters.

From the Paper:

"Perhaps the effect that the uncovered secrets and glorified memories have upon the characters in both works is each author's way of expressing their beliefs that death, in an emotional sense, is based on choice. This of course is the polar opposite of physical death, which is the one thing human beings have no real control over."

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