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    One cultural and literary marker that has disappeared since Quicksand is that of the tragic mulatto. Torn between two worlds, black and white, the tragic mulatto was a common literary figure in...

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    Absolutely! I would suggest talking about motherhood in regards to this Modernist work. How about this: Pregnancy and motherhood become symbolic of tradition and normalcy in Quicksand. Of course,...

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    This is a very important question to consider in relation to this text. It is clear, initially at least, that Helga does have some kind of intrinsic "certainty in her own identity" that makes her...

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    In the context of Helga's narrative, maternity and motherhood come to symbolize traditional expectations of women. The realm of domesticity, contentment, and a sense of permanence is evident in...

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    Some may argue that Nella Larson's Quicksand fails to adhere to the Modernist genre. This said, two distinct things about Larson's novel make it Modernist. First, the time it was written in...

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    One reason for the novel's title might be in Helga's condition in the world. The idea of quicksand is a state of being where one is sinking, being permanently drawn into an unknown point and...

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    Double- consciousness is addressed through Helga's characterization. Helga lives at the hyphen of "double- consciousness." In being part White and part African- American, she articulates what it...

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    One modernist theme in this work involves alienation -- the sense of being homeless and rootless. Alienation was a common theme in the works of modernist writers, and in fact many American...

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    There is much in way of overlap in Larsen's work between the Harlem Renaissance and the American brand of Modernism. The basic premise of the work is that Helga is in search of her racial...

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    Sexuality as a theme is primarily represented through the character of Helga Crane and her struggles to come to terms with and legitimise her own sexual needs against the backdrop of two very...

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    There are multiple identity issues at play in this novel. Helga Crane is searching for her social identity, her family identity, her racial identity and her sexual identity. Helga is a mulatta, as...

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