Confessions of a Shopaholic Essay

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Confessions of a Shopaholic Essay

By | April 2013
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English Culminating Activity| June 14
2011
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Thesis statement: Three characters that reveal the theme are Rebecca Bloomwood, Derek Smeath and Susan Cleath-Stuart. | Sub-Topic #1Rebecca Bloomwood| Sub-Topic #2Derek Smeath | Sub-Topic #3Susan Cleath-Stuart| Quote #1| “I pick up my letters and bills and begin lowly to leaf through them.” – pg. 292| “Perhaps you would be kind enough to ring my assistant, Erica Parnell, and arrange a meeting to discuss your ongoing overdraft needs.”- pg.4 | “Call in sick! There’s a sale at D&G, we must go!”- pg.293| Quote #2| “Money, money, money. It’s an obsession” – pg.71| “Let’s see what we can sort out.” – pg. 288| “Let’s go shopping! That’ll take your mind off of things.” – pg. 152| Quote #3| “Sh*t. It’s the bank. Oh God. They sent me that letter, didn’t they, and I never did anything about it.”- pg.79 | “No more excuses.” – pg.288| “Don’t worry about paying the rent. Worry about your bills and the bank manager.” – pg.227|

Confessions of a Shopaholic
This book is called Confessions of a Shopaholic, which is written by Sophie Kinsella. The theme of this book is mainly about shopping, debts and managing money. It is a story based on a young shopaholic that can simply not stop shopping. She later falls into lots of debt due to the ignorance and lack of organization. This book also talks about how she pulls herself of the debt trap and gets right back on track. The three characters that reveal the theme are, Rebecca Bloomwood, Derek Smeath and Susan Cleath-Stuart.

The first character that reveals the theme of a shopaholic is Rebecca Bloomwood, the character. She is a young woman around the age of 25, who lives with her best friend Susan Cleath-Stuart in a little flat in London. Rebecca is a college graduate, who unintentionally lands on a career as a financial journalist at a magazine company called Successful Savings. The shopaholic works a...
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