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  1. Thread: No Subject

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    So I must have been a lazy mind. LOL Hope I will...

    So I must have been a lazy mind. LOL
    Hope I will have time to read it again one day.
  2. Thread: please help

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    Do you think this novel is a little too verbose,...

    Do you think this novel is a little too verbose, it can be well cut down while keeping all it has to tell.
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    The Million Pound Note

    What do you think of this novel. It's a witty idea, but a prolonged joke, just too sparse.
  4. Thread: moby

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    I fail to see its meaning has something to do...

    I fail to see its meaning has something to do with the environment. Is there any? Please show me what you think
  5. Thread: Seek help

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    Thank you, this sonnet makes more sense for me...

    Thank you, this sonnet makes more sense for me now. I think I will have to learn systematically about rhyme and form. And my Bible study is not finished yet. They will help me understand poems.
  6. Thread: Seek help

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    Many many thanks for all of your replies here. I...

    Many many thanks for all of your replies here. I hope I can make progress.
    Maybe I can make some interpretations of my own of 'On His Blindness' by John Milton.
    I think some words are a little...
  7. Thread: Seek help

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    Seek help

    Though I have tried hard to get started in literature and music, I think I just failed, in comprehending what this work or that work tries to convey to me. It seems I just think in the very wrong way...
  8. Thread: Melville

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    guys, I just watched the movie, but I have never...

    guys, I just watched the movie, but I have never read the novel. And I think that the movie may have lost many of the important aspects that exist in the novel, as many other movie adaptations do....
  9. The same thing happens when I am listening to...

    The same thing happens when I am listening to classic music
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    I am sorry, I should have worded better. What I...

    I am sorry, I should have worded better. What I meant is if Melville used this specific name to indicate something in his novel. And there is another question:do you think the Ishmael in this novel...
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    I am just wondering if there is any hidden...

    I am just wondering if there is any hidden religious meaning of the name of Ishmael, giving the novel a Christian sense.
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    IMO Heathcliff is a character to be both...

    IMO Heathcliff is a character to be both sympathised with and hated. Evil is only part of his nature, for the rest it should be justified with his previous sufferings. Kind of hard to define.
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    THis morning I have just finished Wuthering...

    THis morning I have just finished Wuthering Heights.
    I am thinking about how the tragedy was brought about, mainly between Heathcliff and Cathy.
    I am it's Cathy's peacockery and Heathcliff's...
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    Well put! only those books about humanity can...

    Well put! only those books about humanity can last forever.
    This is one of the things Hollywood forgets. There have been too many aliens, machines guns and disasters. Few movies have deep thoughts...
  15. Too many coincidences harm the novel a little....

    Too many coincidences harm the novel a little. But on the whole, the plot or message as kiki1982 mentioned is still very true.
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    Well, it's Javert of course. But what makes you...

    Well, it's Javert of course. But what makes you like that stone-hearted man? Hugo definitely did a good work in building up the character Javert. But he is not someone you would sympathise with,...
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    Also in English translations

    Also in English translations
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    Which figure do you like best in the novel? Mine...

    Which figure do you like best in the novel?
    Mine is Jean Valjean. Such a dark fate he has!
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    Please set up a separate forum for the phantom of...

    Please set up a separate forum for the phantom of the opera, for both the novel and its movie adaptations!
    I am such a phantom addict!
    But I would agree that Weber's music will be more of a classic...
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    I remember the first time I read it in a...

    I remember the first time I read it in a bookstore ,wondering how much was still there, because I didn't get a chair to sit down. I was standing by the book shelf all the time.!:(
    You mentioned...
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    The old man and the sea

    I open this thread following the suggestion by Wilhelm. Please share your opinions on it, every idea is welcome. This is a quick quote of what we have previously talked about:

    Sometimes I feel...
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    Hi, Wilhelm. I have just opened a new thread 'the...

    Hi, Wilhelm. I have just opened a new thread 'the old man and the sea'. Please join the discussion! And everyone here is welcome!
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    And also in the novel the old man and the sea....

    And also in the novel the old man and the sea. But in fact I admit I find it hard to catch the exact symbol of the sea and the old man and of course the fish.
    Could me give me some ideas about what...
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    Do you think Tess is a pure woman, which is...

    Do you think Tess is a pure woman, which is talked about in another thread in the forum but has no outcome yet?
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    And you don't mention the execution of Tess....

    And you don't mention the execution of Tess. Although Hardy doesn't write much about it, I still feel it kind of unique. When I began to read the novel I had thought it would have a Prince-Princess...
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