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Nobel Literature Prize Laureate
Transcript of Nobel Literature Prize Laureate
Standards and behavior in everyday lives > Plot Themes John Galsworthy Upper middle class upbringing Surrey, England New College, Oxford Studied law Abandoned law
Chased love of writing Sprouting Writer Pursuit of writing inspired by Ada
-married to his cousin
-divorced and married Galsworthy The Man of Property published (First book in "The Forsyte Saga") 1932 Nobel Prize in literature
"for his distinguished art of narration which takes its highest form in The Forsyte Saga" Example of Galsworthy's Work Perhaps they (Soames and his father, James) regarded one another as an investment; certainly they were solicitous of each other's welfare, glad of each other's company. They had never exchanged two words upon the more intimate problems of life, or revealed in each other's presence the existence of any deep feeling.
Something beyond the power of word-analysis bound them together, something hidden deep in the fibre of nations and families--for blood, they say, is thicker than water--and neither of them was a cold-blooded man. Indeed, in James love of his children was now the prime motive of his existence. To have creatures who were parts of himself, to whom he might transmit the money he saved, was at the root of his saving; and, at seventy-five, what was left that could give him pleasure, but--saving? The kernel of life was in this saving for his children. Galsworthy, 70 1933 Passed Away Main Characters' love triangle: Irene Soames Forsyte (Philip) Bosinney -Wealthy solicitor
-"Man of Property"
-Loves Irene: showers her with expensive gifts -Originally poor
-Stunning physical beauty
-Does not love Soames Married -Engaged to Soames' cousin
-Architect of lower class
-Building Soames' new country house (Soames' attempt to impress Irene) Business Love = theme of money Difference in Class Depiction of Women "what was left that could give him pleasure, but--saving?" Passage Analysis
"never exchanged two words upon the more intimate problems of life" "regarded one another as an investment" Business-like relationship > father/son "certainly they were solicitous of each other's welfare" Subtle Irony "Something beyond the power of word-analysis bound them together...for blood, they say, is thicker than water" Media Component Conspicuous example of prejudice: Bosinney of the lower class is nicknamed "the Buccaneer" by the Forsytes due to his appearance
The Forsytes expect the "poor fella" Bosinney to have no future with June Forsyte (Soames' cousin)
Prejudice towards the lower class "If only he could surrender to the desire: 'Make a slave of her -- she is in your power!'" Women do not own property; men do. Women take care of family, not business Men are in power of women Connected with epigraph:
"…You will answer, / “The slaves are ours …’” (IV.i.98-99) Soames showers Irene with gifts: NO emotional chemistry/NO =D
Bosinney gives Irene the "free things in life:" <3
In scenes with lovers like Bosinney and Irene
More metaphors, personification, similes, symbolism, imagery, figurative language, etc.
Show's how life is just as colorful without expensive gifts Thank You. Questions? Idealism and Inspiration motif: "saving" Non-fiction feel in a work of fiction
Characters based on Galsworthy's life "The Man of Property" Meaningful themes A key to happiness in relationships:
Not allowing our attachment to physical objects overpower our ability to express ourselves just with...ourselves! Conclusion: Can find varied sources of enjoyment Distinguished style Awarded Nobel Prize in literature
"for his distinguished art of narration which takes its highest form in The Forsyte Saga"