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Fiction analysis: “The adventures of Peregrine Pickle”

Under Freud’s theories of psychodynamics, the id houses people’s primitive, unconscious desires while the superego acts as the moral compass that controls the id. The passage demonstrates the perfect conflict between the id and the superego and presents a hilariously intense confrontation between who characters who show mutual hostility and contempt towards each other whileContinue reading “Fiction analysis: “The adventures of Peregrine Pickle””


Fiction analysis: “The Inheritance of Loss”

The environment reveals the people. More broadly speaking, the ways that the narrator describes the environment and its impacts on the characters disclose the internal thoughts and emotional states of humans. In the passage, Desai uses figurative language to create vivid imagery of the choking tranquility of the environment, employs the use of contrast betweenContinue reading “Fiction analysis: “The Inheritance of Loss””

Fiction analysis: “Breath”

While the incident reflects the childishness of the young boys, it also reveals the different emotions experienced by Bruce Pike, whose characters shine through as he transitions from an observer to an active protagonist. Winton uses the shift of point of view and contrast to establish potential reactions to the incident and employs the useContinue reading “Fiction analysis: “Breath””

fiction analysis: The Rainbow

In D. H. Lawrence’s 1915 novel The Rainbow, the author employs various contrasts—including the contrast between men and women; between farmers and outsiders; and between the Brangwen men and the vicar—to explore the existential crisis of the woman who slowly develops an understanding of class and inequality and questions the purpose of life. As LawrenceContinue reading “fiction analysis: The Rainbow”