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    (Original post by Fox Corner)
    Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys would be a good one - lots of themes of female mental illness that could be easily compared to those in The Yellow Wallpaper
    Do you know of any others (preferably female mental illness)
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    (Original post by Sunshine45)
    Do you know of any others (preferably female mental illness)
    Girl, Interrupted is about a female mental institution (I've only seen the film though - I haven't read the book) and The Virgin Suicides deals with teenage depression. You could even have a look at Ophelia in Hamlet and her madness/suicide.

    I also found a list on good reads here https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/...Mental_Illness

    Hope that helps!
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    I'd like to compare the secret agent with the road-any ideas?
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    (Original post by drriversong)
    I'd like to compare the secret agent with the road-any ideas?
    I'm afraid I haven't read either of those, so I can't give you any specifics.

    In order to find stuff to compare, you could look at the characters, the themes, any motifs, or any similar incidents in both novels. However, they do not have to be similar to compare them - looking at any differences is also a way to approach this.

    From the wikipeidia on both books, it looks like both central characters have relationships with people who are vulnerable/rely on them - in The Secret Agent the main character has a brother with learning difficulties and the main character in The Road has to look after his son. Maybe that is something you can look at? But again, I haven't read either so I don't know if that'll work.
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    (Original post by Fox Corner)
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    Wish I saw this earlier! I've compared 1989 by Orwell and The Establishment by Owen Jones.

    Getting feedback tomorrow. :afraid:
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    (Original post by iEthan)
    Wish I saw this earlier! I've compared 1989 by Orwell and The Establishment by Owen Jones.

    Getting feedback tomorrow. :afraid:
    Ah good luck! Was it difficult to compare a fiction to a non-fiction book?
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    (Original post by Fox Corner)
    Ah good luck! Was it difficult to compare a fiction to a non-fiction book?
    Really difficult! But also really fun.
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    Fox Corner "To Kill A Mockingbird" for Bildungsroman?
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    I need to compare Sense and Sensibility to something...struggling, any ideas?
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    (Original post by heidiwright)
    I need to compare Sense and Sensibility to something...struggling, any ideas?
    Hmm well it depends what themes you want to look at in the book. You could look at how sisters or family is represented, and compare it with something like Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, or Wise Children by Angela Carter.
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    Hi all, so for my coursework i have chosen to study and compare Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre and Laline Paull's 'The Bees', a dystopian text. I am thinking of comparing and contrasting the theme of power and control but i seem to be struggling to find area's i may look at in each text that shows similarities. Any Help?
 
 
 
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