Oral de littérature anglaise - The definition of friendship
Bonjour, alors voilà, je suis en TL et je prépare donc mon oral de littérature anglaise, problème, j'ai déjà réécrit trois fois mes deux notions parce que ma prof n'était jamais contente, j'aimerais un avis et savoir si possible comment vous avez fait votre dossier, voilà voila !
Ma première notion :
The definition of friendship is when two personns who have the same interest meet and become closer. At the difference, love is when you want to be one with someone but not possesses her constently.
How the authors described and show the relation between their characters ?
Here, I have three texts which was about different kind of friendship or love ; The heart is a lonely hunter by McCullers, Pride and prejudice by Austen and The story of an hour by Chopin.
I. The heart is a lonely hunter
Firstly, this novel wrote by McCullers enter in the ghotick genre, now it deals more with a psychological aspect that an horror aspect like before. So this story present misfits people who can't find a place in the society the extract that we have studied is the incipit of the story. We can also say that this story had a lot of succes when it was release. We follow two mutes, Antanapoulos and Singer during their day and observe their relationship which is weird because they are different in their style and way of be. Singer is more talkative than Antanapoulos. Their relationship is a one-sided friendship, because Singer looks more interested in Antanapolus. It's always him who's speaking while Antanapoulos prefers drinking, eating, and sleeping. The story was written in a kind of daily life with chronological events. We also have a lot of description, about the characters, what they are doing and where they are going.. So McCullers described their friendship as an unrequited friendship and show this thanks to the uninterest that Antanapoulos have for Singer.
II. Pride and Prejudice
The second story is called Pride and prejudice. Here the scene takes place in the living room of the Bennet. The mother and the father are the only characters present. Ms Bennet is really talkative while Mr Bennet only speaks for answer to his wife. Their relationship looks really conflicting because Mr Bennet use the irony for answer to his wife and he seems to be bored by her. Ms Bennet seems to be a little stupid because she doesn't understand the irony behind the words of his husband. I think that their relationship is based on money, because in this century, the wedding was only made because of money. The littery movement of the novel is the femini voices. The author used a sustained langage, which is normal because it was how people were speaking in this century. This story wasn't really know in the century because of the war.
So Austen described the relation between the parents as a superficial relation, without love, and only here because of a mariage for advantages.
III. The story of an hour
The story of an hour is a really short story about a women who died because of joy. We have the main characters Mrs Mallard, who is afflicted with a heart disease. Her husband is declared dead further to a train crash. At the beginning we though that she died because she was happy that her husband disapeard. But no, she died because she fell free. Her wedding wasn't really happy. When she was young, she was strong and intelligent but after the marriage she became subdued.This wedding were like a jail for her, and the fact that finally the reason of her misery died made her understand that she was free, she could live the life that she always wanted. The narrator is omniscient because we can read her thought. The vocabulary she used is sustained and with some metaphore This novel was really appreciate by the public and well welcomed.
So, Chopin show this relationship as an harmful relation which took the freedom of the wife and let her miserable.
In conclusion, we can say that the author always show the relation between their characters as a harmful relation, or a relation base on interest like money and sometime base on an onesided relation.