Alternative Paradigms of Literary Realism by Don Adams (auth.)

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There just isn’t any other way that’s as good. At a certain point gin takes everything off your hands and you flop around like a little baby. ” She took a hookerful, and shortly after that another. The third one she drank more slowly. (71) Early the next morning, after a night of carousing, Mrs. Copperfield accompanies Pacifica to swim in the ocean, at which point she has an experience that precipitates her regression to an infantile state of need and dependency and prompts her decision to abandon her marriage.

18) The second section of the novel is set in Panama and focuses on the story of Mrs. Copperfield. Miss Goering’s story is continued in the novel’s one is never quite totally in the world / 25 third section, which draws to a conclusion with a meeting between her and Mrs. Copperfield, in which the two serious ladies’ life choices and trajectories are compared and evaluated. The novel’s ending is punctuated by a final interior soliloquy by Miss Goering following Mrs. Copperfield’s departure. In the structure of the novel, Mrs.

Alone of fictive modes, allegory allows for full expression of this dilemma. Janet Murphy clearly identifies Bozoe’s bodily appetite with her spiritual struggle, as she explains to a friend: Bozoe was thin when I first knew her . . And she didn’t show any signs that she was going to sit night and day making up problems and worrying about God and asking me questions . . I’ve kept to the routine. Late Sunday breakfast with popovers and home-made jam. She eats maybe six of them, but with the same solemn expression on her face.

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