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help for english lit edexcel coursework ideas

hi i’m starting my a level english lit coursework and was considering to have lolita by vladimir nabokov as one of my books, i’m a bit stuck on what to compare it with. i was thinking maybe the virgin suicides, but does anyone have any other suggestions? im not yet 100% sure in the themes i would want to talk about, but possibly the male gaze/ male fantasy
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Original post by yesnobutyes
hi i’m starting my a level english lit coursework and was considering to have lolita by vladimir nabokov as one of my books, i’m a big stuck on what to compare it with. i was thinking maybe the virgin suicides, but does anyone have any other suggestions? im not yet 100% sure in the themes i would want to talk about, but possibly the male gaze


hmm, here are some ideas based on the main themes:

post 2000s:
The Kite Runner (sexual violence ??, unreliable narrator)
Atonement (female sexuality)

20th century:
The Handmaiden’s Tale (male dominated world, female sexuality
The Colour Purple (female sexuality)
The Great Gatsby (male gaze)
The Remains of the Day (unreliable narrator)

pre 1900:
Wuthering Heights (love)
Jane Eyre (women)
Little Women (women)
Frankenstein (obsession??)

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