The Fifth Child | Bokanalys

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The Fifth Child | Bokanalys

En bokanalys på engelska av Doris Lessings roman från 1988 "The Fifth Child". Eleven beskriver och analyserar handlingen och karaktärerna. Eleven drar också paralleller till författarens egna liv.

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The paradox of ideal in modern societies

Doris Lessing's work The fifth child is a plunge into every human's desire and needs, it is an attempt to interpret the development of a human life and how we relay to the exterior world and its events. In this essay, I will set out to investigate the links found in Lessing's novel between, on the one hand, idealism with all the hopes and dreams of an individual, and responsibilities that we all have to face as we walk through life on the other.

The novel sets in London throughout the 60s to the 80s, which was an era of social and economic depression and the development of Thatcher's neoliberal values as a response to the difficulties that Britain struggled with. The setting functions as a subtle reminder of the exterior horrors and serves as a contrast between the happy family life and the violent world. Harriet, the protagonist of the novel, meets her husband at an office party and they fall in love at first sight. They wind up marrying and plot out a plan of having at least 6 children - much to the dismay of their respective relatives. The life of the Lovatts - which is their family name - is wonderful and filled with content, until the fifth child is born. Ben, as... Köp tillgång för att läsa mer

The Fifth Child | Bokanalys

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