• Adult Boundaries in 'the Passion' and 'the God of Small Things'.
    Winterson and Roy refuse to 'accept what we think of as adult boundaries'. How is this reflected in 'The Passion' and 'The God of Small Things'? In every civilisation, there are boundaries which are set by the adults to run our lives. They are the unspoken laws which were created by higher authorities...
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  • Describe the Character Briefly and Discuss the Possible Symbols Throughout the Novel Which Connect to the Character
    Jeanette, the single named narrator of the novel has lived for a long time with her mother and her father. Her mother is forceful woman who often seeks out conflict and who never sees the world with mixed feelings. For Jeanette's mother, the world contains enemies (the Devil, "Next Door," slugs, and...
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  • The Passion Anaylsis
    The Passion Analysis In Winterson’s The Passion, gambling is prominently featured as a part of the story. Winterson believes that gambling is a refined version of life. She doesn’t see gamble like some people. Rather than calling it a vice or wicked practice, she refers to it almost as some sort of...
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  • Bonded by Language: Jeanette Winterson's Written on the Body
    Bonded by Language: Jeanette Winterson's Written on the Body What have I said in Written on the Body? That it is possible to have done with the bricks and mortar of conventional narrative, not as monkey-business or magic, but by building a structure that is bonded by language. (Art Objects 189-190) ...
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  • Jeanette Winterson Boating for Beginners
    fiction eschews the straight chronological ordering of realistic material and the use of reliable omniscient intrusive narrator”. In her novel, Jeanette Winterson uses a “method of multiple points of view” and her novel “tends towards a fluid and complex handling of time, involving much cross-reference...
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  • Fruit
    Structural and Thematic Traits in Jeanette Winterson’s The Passion and Sexing the Cherry: Time, Space and the Construction of Identity María del Mar Asensio Arostegui TESIS DOCTORAL Recurrent Structural and Thematic Traits in Jeanette Winterson’s The Passion and Sexing the Cherry: Time,...
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  • Mrs. Dalloway
    written by Virginia Woolf, and Oranges are not the Only Fruit, written by Jeanette Winterson, are two novels with strong female characters searching for a place within society. The two main characters, Mrs. Dalloway and Jeanette, are constantly looking for comfort – a place that guarantees safety and...
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  • Gay Literature
    matter how unsentimental, even cold -eyed, my book might be, readers inevitably had a soft spot for their own childhood and any echo of it. Jeanette Winterson received similar responses to her own lesbian ‘bildungsroman,' Oranges are not the only fruit. The categories of gay and lesbian literature are...
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  • Art Appreciation
    beginning. It showed her desire to be heard and to be in control amidst her less powerful role. Moreover, what makes it a dance indeed is the passion of Ms. Doisneau which is exhibited in her performance. The dance is the dancer (Sontag), and vice versa; one would not exist without the other. There...
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  • Rhetorical Analysis
    Reality" was written by Jeanette Winterson. Winterson is a British writer who was born in Manchester, England. After moving to London, her first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, won the 1985 Whitbread Prize for a First Novel, and was adapted for television by Winterson in 1990. This in turn won...
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  • Gender in Woman Warrior
    Introduction Jeanette Winterson’s novel “Written on the Body” (1990) draws a realistic picture of twe ntieth century England, but in contrast to the majority of post-modern works that display chaos and displacement often accompanied by apocalyptic future visions, “Written on the Body” sets love and...
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  • Ungendered Narrator in Written on the Body
    Within Jeanette Wintersin’s text Written on the body the role of the ungendered narrator is a highly subversive narrative strategy that serves to challenges traditional gender binarisms that exist as a perversive element within the phallogocentric ideologies of the West. I shall explore how Winterson engages...
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  • Richard Iii
    Reading Questions on Jeanette Winterson’s Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit and William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew Instructions: Please write or type responses to the following questions for both the novel and the play and have them ready at your first Paper 5 tutorial next year. We...
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  • Freud, Saussure and Lacan: Interpreting Dreams of a Mad King, Significations of a Modern Ulysses and Unrealities in a Story of Passion.
    Freud, Saussure and Lacan: Interpreting dreams of a mad king, significations of a modern Ulysses and unrealities in a story of passion The equation ‘Freud + Saussure = Lacan’ is a student-friendly basis for streamlining the complex theories of these three major modern thinkers towards a common...
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  • 'Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit' Chapter Analysis - Genesis and Exodus
    Israel. Similarly, Winterson's chapter also tells of Jeanette's beginnings, describing Jeanette, her placement in her family, and her family life. There are a lot of religious references in this chapter. Winterson describes Jeanette's adoption with imagery and language from the New Testament. Jeanette's...
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  • oranges are not the only fruit
    Theory’)Oranges defies and blurs the boundaries between genres and the stereotypical view of women and the church. Similarly to metanarrative ideas, Jeanette accepts the church to be the truth although she finds that it “purports to explain and reassure, [but] are really illusions fostered in order to smother...
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  • An Imaginative Truth
    myths seem far different than the life we actually experience. Yet, all that we have experienced comes from those fantasies, ideas and myths. Jeanette Winterson believes in this. She thinks of myths an imaginative truth. An imaginative way of understanding this world that consists of facts and figures...
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  • Color Purple and Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
    Danielle Mullard Compare how Winterson and Walter present their main characters. How are these characters used to shape the narrative and structure of the novels Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit and The Color Purple? Jeanette Winterson and Alice Walker show realism and the development and shape of...
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  • Allegory in 'Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit'
    “rebels” wait to storm the palace, showing a revolt against conformity. This story could relate to the events and feelings that are beginning to shape Jeanette within the main plot. The stale, passive “elect” represent the life she has led for many years within the church, protected by her beliefs and the...
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  • Jeannette Winterson Weight
    In Jeanette Winterson’s novel Weight, the author demonstrates how myths have modern personal relevancies and can encourage each reader to investigate the three main subject matters in their lives; boundaries, freedom, and guilt. The numerous references to walls throughout the novel signify the boundaries...
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