Uncertainty in British Literature Comparison Essay by hicaliber

Uncertainty in British Literature
A look at the theme of uncertainty in Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot", Graham Greene's "The Quiet American" and "Wide Sargasso Sea" by Jean Rhys.
# 95070 | 1,988 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on May 15, 2007 in Literature (English) , English (Analysis) , English (Comparison)

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The purpose of this paper is to introduce, discuss and analyze the topic of 20th century British literature. Specifically it uses Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot", Graham Greene's "The Quiet American", and "Wide Sargasso Sea" by Jean Rhys to discusses how 20th century Britain produced an era of fragmentation and uncertainty. The paper looks at how each of these novels conveys the atmosphere of fragmentation and uncertainty in their own way and how each was written at a time when the entire world was uncertain and fragmented. It also discusses how each work represents different themes prevalent in 20th century British literature, such as realism, feminism, and a cynicism toward the world around them.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Beckett, Samuel. "Waiting for Godot." Samuel Beckett.net. 2006. 15 Aug. 2006.< http://samuel-beckett.net/Waiting_for_Godot_Part1.html >
  • Greene, Graham. The Quiet American. New York: Penguin Books, 2002.
  • Rhys, Jean. Wide Sargasso Sea. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1982.

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