The Theme of Family in the Novel “the Silver Spoon” by John Galsworthy

Pages: 24 (5786 words) / Published: May 19th, 2011
ŠIAULIAI UNIVERSITY
FACULTY OF HUMANITIES
DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND THEORY OF LITERATURE

AUKSĖ JAKIŪNAITĖ
4th year student of English Philology

The Theme of Family in the Novel “The Silver Spoon” by John Galsworthy
COURSE PAPER

Research adviser
Assist. Monika Gruslytė

Šiauliai, 2009

Contents

1. INTRODUCTION 3
2. Theoretical Part 5 2.1 John Galsworthy’s Life Experience 5
3. The Theme of Family in the Novel “The Silver Spoon” by John Galsworthy 9 3.1 Main Characters of the Novel “The Silver Spoon” and Their Characteristic Features 9 3.2 Michael Mont and Fleur Forsyte Mont 11 3.3 Features of Family’s Intercommunion 13
CONCLUSIONS 16
Source 18
REFERENCES 19

1. INTRODUCTION

John Galsworthy was born in 1867 at Kingston Hill in Surrey, England (Wikipedia: John Galsworthy). He attended Harrow New College and in 1886 entered Oxford University. John Galsworthy was studying law, continuing family tradition. However, he was not keen to begin practising law (Petraitytė, 1999: 213). His literary career began when he married Ada Nemesis Pearson Cooper, because she saw that he has a talent and encouraged him to work for literature (Ibid, 215). There is one more person, who had big influence on John Galsworthy’s literary works, that is, Joseph Conrad (Wikipedia: John Galsworthy).

John Galsworthy is a prominent author among contemporary others, because he used his own experience of life while writing most of his works. According to Peter W. Graham, “Galsworthy writes best when he solve problems, takes examples from his own life, his own background or family history, or attempts to express the complex course of motivations and duality in his own” (EBSCO: Graham, 2001). John Galsworthy was interested in various aspects of life and he expressed them through his literary works. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1932 and after six weeks John Galsworthy died.

The most notable literary work of John Galsworthy is the trilogy “The Fosyte Saga”, which consists of several



References: 1. Cyclopedia of Literary Characters, Revised Third Edition, 1998. [26 Sep 2010] accessed on the Internet at 2 3. EBSCO: Peter W. Graham. Magill’s Choice: Notable British Novelists, 2001. [26 Sep 2010] accessed on the Internet at 4

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