The English Patient Essay

374 WordsJan 25, 20082 Pages
<BR>As followed by the big hit of Titanic’s great tragedy love story . It seems that <br>love romantic stories are in favour to touch people’s deep feelings. <br> The English Patient, " however, is a great epic romance novel. It's an <br>extravagance of the romantic spirit, a yearning for passion. A immoral love story <br>between one man(Almasy) and a married woman(Katharine). Also a nurse’s love and <br>care toward his patient. <br> <br> Style of the novel uses the in-between of past and present. Backward into <br>memory, forward into loss and desire, the lost of Almasy’s physical appearence, his love <br>and the desire to survive after he was badly burned and lost memory dued to plane crush. <br>And later on, how himself and others discovered his unpleasnat past. <br> The novel is mostly focus on the patient(as Almasy)’s inner conflicts. Why he <br>hidden his past to others and how he began to face it after a man named Caravaggiuo <br>who was suffered from Almasy’s betrayal of England, and came for revenge. <br> <br> <br>``Why follow me? Escort me, by all means, but to follow me . . .'' It is clear to both of <br>them that they are in love. . <br> <br> <br> <br> <br>``The English Patient'' searches for <br>answers that will answer nothing. the famous novel <br>by Michael Ondaatje circles down through layers of mystery until all of the puzzles in the <br>story have been solved, and only the great wound of a doomed love remains. <br>attention to fragments of memory that evoke feelings even before we understand what <br>they mean. <br> <br>Also, as its grand contrapuntal themes of fidelity and betrayal, of death and <br>rebirth, play themselves out, a fierce longing for a moral order emerges as well. Michael <br>Ondaatje's novel amasses hypnotic

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