Analysis: Helen Fielding; Cause Celeb

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Analysis of Helen Fielding's
Cause Celeb

Linda Eskengren

Introduktion and Aim
Cause Celeb was Helen Fielding's first published novel, but most people know her as the author of Bridget Jones's diary. Fielding main character is always a woman, who wants to be strong and self independent and have troubles with her love life. This book tells the story about Rosie Richardson who leaves her fast-track job in London to do good in the refugee camps in Africa. After four years, when the locusts and starvation gets to bad she returns to London and her sophisticated social circles that she hates. She persuade the celebrities come to Africa to raise money for the starving people. This becomes the "Cause Celeb" of the title. My aim with this analysis is to try and understand why Helen Fielding has written this novel? And if there is a message and if so what?

The main character in the novel is Rosie Richardson who is a publicist at a London publishing house. She describes herself as a literary puffette whose main job seems to be to attend parties looking appropriately pretty. At one such event she meets Oliver Merchant, a hotshot television personality who appears to be a drunken cross between Charlie Rose and Warren Beatty. It is never sufficiently clear why Rosie is so drawn to Oliver. He treats her hideously and he lets his assistant call her to make and break of their dates. They have a stormy on and off relationship through the book. Most of the characters who we meet in London are celebrities that circles around Rosie's and Oliver's relationship. These people only cares about their fame and fortune. The characters we meet in Africa are aid workers, they try in the best way they can to help the starving and suffering refugees. In the end of the novel we meet Dr. O'Rourke who is the answer to Rosie's dreams.
There are two main settings in this book one of them takes place in London. This is were we first meet Rosie...
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