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Questions about The Beatles Bible
30 April 2020
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I cannot stand those kind of books.

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 Me @tt The Scarlet Letter when Nathaniel Hawthorne spent more time describing nature and implementing extended and concealed metaphors than actually moving on with the plot.

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Am I the only one here who enjoyed reading both Pride and Prejudice and The Scarlet Letter quite a lot ahdn_george_06 I mean, the extended metaphors in TSL were more the point than the plot anyway. It had a nice spooky atmosphere iirc, we read it in October. Hmm I should re-read them again... a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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Pride and Prejudice is good, The Scarlet Letter is horrible. It literally reads like a book that was meant for 14-year-olds to study in English the metaphors are that obvious and if you still did not get them, don't worry, Hawthorne will literally spell them out for you, he does everything but put a large red arrow on the book stating THIS IS A METAPHOR. Horrible, endless descriptive writing as well, that does very little to progress the story.

 

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*screams, rips hair out*

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A good example of a well-balanced book that properly implements metaphor and gothic/romantic imagery, but at the same time also manages to keep the plot going and at the same time provides interesting and realistic character development is Jane Eyre. Charlotte Bronte's writing style reads beautifully, and the paragraphs of gothic/romantic imagery actually don't bore you, but instead provides stimulus through suspense and proper scene-setting. It's immensely quotable but not laden with pretentiousness like other classic novels, and the dialogue is fabulous. Also, Bronte manages to maintain Jane's independence and intelligence throughout the novel instead of just throwing it away as soon as she falls in love. It's my favorite book a-hard-days-night-john-6

.....now I really want to reread Jane Eyre.....a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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Pride and Prejudice is good, The Scarlet Letter is horrible. It literally reads like a book that was meant for 14-year-olds to study in English the metaphors are that obvious and if you still did not get them, don't worry, Hawthorne will literally spell them out for you, he does everything but put a large red arrow on the book stating THIS IS A METAPHOR. Horrible, endless descriptive writing as well, that does very little to progress the story.

 

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*screams, rips hair out*

My feelings exactly. 

I think Hawthorne's writing style is just pretentious and his metaphors seem forced and ridiculous-- like that freakin' comet and the minister's chest thing and that whole chapter that was just comparing Pearl to nature and calling her an imp again and again and only served as a device to point on even more freakin' symbolism. 

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meanmistermustard said
I cannot stand those kind of books.

  

So true.

Though reader's digest condensed books are just awful too

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