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As for Me and My House

As For Me and My House by Canadian author Sinclair Ross was first published in 1941 and reflects the position of women in Canadian society during the period just before the second world war. Set...

Latest answer posted February 25, 2016, 10:39 pm (UTC)

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Literary criticism of As For Me and My House in both the Cyclopedia of Literary Characters and Masterplots II: British and Commonwealth Fiction Series indicates that literary critics and analysts...

Latest answer posted February 7, 2010, 11:10 am (UTC)

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As for Me and My House

Sinclair Ross reveals the theme of hypocrisy through his use of setting, detail, and metaphor in his novel As For Me and My House. Ross's details describes the buildings in Horizon as "smug" and...

Latest answer posted April 26, 2012, 9:30 pm (UTC)

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As for Me and My House and Surfacing are both novels with female narrators and protagonists. As such, they might be expected to put women at the center of the narrative. However, in both novels the...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2021, 2:48 pm (UTC)

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The motifs of Philip's persistent art, representing "what nearly was," and the motifs within his art, the "false fronts ... outlandish things," are integral to Ross's characterization of Philip and...

Latest answer posted March 5, 2013, 1:32 am (UTC)

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Several characters experience alienation in As for Me and My House. Phillip Bentley feels alienated professionally because he has given up his dream of being an artist to take a series of positions...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2016, 9:58 pm (UTC)

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We never discover Mrs. Bentley's full name in the story, and that in itself is significant. Her whole married life has been based on a loss of both her maiden name and her identity as a woman. Even...

Latest answer posted March 2, 2018, 2:17 pm (UTC)

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As for Me and My House presents the story of the Bentley’s troubled marriage. The problems they experience stem from both partners’ characteristics as well as the environment in which they live....

Latest answer posted October 23, 2019, 8:31 pm (UTC)

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There are many obstacles in this deeply unhappy relationship. For one thing, Reverend Bentley is either unwilling or unable to give his wife the kind of attention and affection that she so...

Latest answer posted January 10, 2020, 9:32 am (UTC)

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In Sinclair Ross's novel, As For Me and My House, the overtones are religious just as the title would conclude with the added phrase, we shall serve the Lord. Because the Bentleys are not happy,...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2013, 3:46 pm (UTC)

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Mrs. Bentley is considered to be a reliable narrator. Even though she tells her own story and there is a tendency to suspect that anyone telling their own story will have a limited and slanted...

Latest answer posted February 7, 2010, 10:57 am (UTC)

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The diary entries of Mrs. Bentley do not appear to shape or represent the other people (characters) in a flattering or positive light. Most of the people are depicted in a way that makes them seem...

Latest answer posted December 13, 2020, 10:44 pm (UTC)

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In the novels As For Me and My House and Surfacing, language shapes the representation of the characters primarily through narrative. Authors Sinclair Ross and Margaret Atwood present female...

Latest answer posted December 12, 2020, 8:06 pm (UTC)

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Sinclair Ross's novel As For Me and My House tells a story in a series of diary entries made by the wife of a Protestant minister over the course of slightly more than a year, from April 8, 1939 to...

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The image of the wind is found in numerous places throughout As For Me and My House (by Sinclair Ross). Symbolically, the wind tends to represent change and frustration. The Bentleys are simply not...

Latest answer posted May 16, 2019, 4:06 pm (UTC)

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In his novel As For Me and My House, Sinclair Ross presents a first-person narrative in the form of a diary that Philip Bentley’s wife keeps. The filter of her opinions and emotions prevents the...

Latest answer posted December 14, 2020, 4:57 am (UTC)

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In Margaret Atwood’s novel Surfacing and Sinclair Ross’s novel As For Me and My House, the female protagonists directly shape the other characters. Both works are written in the first-person....

Latest answer posted December 13, 2020, 9:36 pm (UTC)

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In As for Me and My House, the narrator is known only as Mrs. Bentley, wife of the Reverend Philip Bentley, so completely subordinated to him that she has no name of her own, and is known solely by...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2021, 11:56 pm (UTC)

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The comment about being safely married is ironic because her husband had an affair and Mrs. Bentley does not want to expose the fact that she knows her husband had an affair. The social criticism...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2013, 8:39 am (UTC)

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