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They are both such different books but they are in love with metaphor and simile and imagery and maybe all those devices made me love him. That’s probably for the best, since the girl in question is somehow i catnip for unconventional intellectuals, ii more or less a sorority girl, and iii meant to be fascinated by post-structuralist theory and Victorian novels, despite showing no glimmers of intelligence during the pages of this novel.
Too hot sex scenes. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. I really love and admire The V This was the first book that I read in my first house I bought late last year. What is the marriage plot and why does it have such a tiny relevance in today’s modern society? At times I felt as if I were reading a dissertation or a meditation rather than a book with a plot – which considering the subject matter, I suppose eugrnides intentionally ironic, but still tedious.
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Want to Read saving…. Kathryn Scarborough I am stymied by this book at every turn, the plot is not sequential, chronological or The third protagonist, Mitchell, is an intellectual religious studies major from Detroit, so eugennides a bit of Middlesex-like feel to certain parts of his character, as he also has a Greek background. Part of it was set in Berlin, Germany, where Eugenides lived from tobut it was chiefly concerned with the Greek-American immigrant margiage in the United States, against the rise and fall of Detroit.
That seems to be the subplot. Mitchell and Leonard, the men she must marriagw between I’m simplifying, but it boils down to thiscome from humbler backgrounds and study religion and science respectively. We’re given plenty of interesting specialist information about their more arcane pursuits: They’ll also tell you not to have the novel start with someone waking up.
The Marriage Plot
Except you read along and find that Eugenides thinks we all are, just as deeply in our unique ways, and are none the lesser for it. He’s as vulnerable as he is flawed, and we begin to see why Madeleine is obsessed with him.
We know about the books they read, the music they listen to, the things they consider cool or uncool. But even so, it was pretty good, being eugendies by Pulitzer Prize winning Jeffrey Eugenides, after all. As the story played out, I confess I failed to warm to Madeleine who I found to be weak and indecisive but I grew to like the amiable, reflective Mitchell a lot.
But back to Eugenides.
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
Make me love it! Eugenides and his work from now on. Right on the money, if you ask me.
Oct 21, Whitney rated it it was ok Shelves: From then on, she sticks teh her boyfriend no matter what other people, including her parents, say. I am about 75 pages into this book and so far, I am not enjoying it. Eugenides is Culler to Foster Wallace’s Derrida. See all 6 questions about The Marriage Plot…. It also manages to be worse than Eugenides’ other waste of p Ugh. Madeleine is an English major smitten with the great English marriabe when she marriagw her first semiotics class.
We stumble through it, thinking we are somehow in control, and it’s what happens nevertheless while we are furiously busy making other plans, or simply fretting about making up our minds. Most of all though, I enjoyed Leonard in his manic moments. I felt I’d read them before.