Wharton's Novels Comparison Essay by nfcolbert

Wharton's Novels
A comparison of point of several aspects in Edith Wharton's "The Other Two" and "Roman Fever".
# 59835 | 1,462 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Jul 05, 2005 in Literature (American) , English (Comparison)

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Compares and contrasts the use of point of view, setting, theme, and ambiguity to describe the relationships of women and men in the upper-class society of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, as detailed in Wharton's short stories, "The Other Two" and "Roman Fever."

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"Edith Wharton is recognized as one of the most prominent writers in American literature, moving women's literary efforts into a new era in the early 20th century. Born into "an elite, conservative, old New York family" (1010), Wharton, as expected, married a member of the leisure class. Her work is often an unflattering depiction of the patriarchal society that she knew so well, and of the lengths that women will go to survive in that society. "The Other Two" and "Roman Fever" share similar techniques in storytelling: each effectively uses point of view, setting, theme, and ambiguous endings to craft a scathing picture of this culture, but each does so in a way that creates a truly unique portrait of the time."

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