Possible Problematics : Auriane, Victor, Kim
Pb: How does the extract introduce the story?
A: -Context: 1960’s = sixties
-Characters: David and Harriet, self exclusion
-They go very fast (Hubris): sleep both
Pb: -To what extent does the mansion play an important role in the story?
A: -Omen of the future (Hubris) + Climax: feelings, attic, fertility →Hubris
-Ivory Tower/ Kingdom + Gothic aspects/ haunted
Pb: Even if the mansion seems idyllic how can we see bad omens?
A: Spring: period of fertility, babies, fruit (D+H), lilac, buds, some shadow
Pb: How does the happiness of the family turn bad?
A: -Economical crisis, 70’s violence: Thatcher: Ivory tower
-Hypocritical aspects of the family (money + parties)
-Hubris: Harriet with Amy
-Chiasmus: Happiness/ Unhappiness = irony
Pb: How does this extract show the descent into hell for Harriet + David?
A: -Abdication Harriet for Dorothy = important
-Hubris: other child Harriet = Girls power + pride + immature + selfish + money
-Fatality: room, don’t assume
-Role of silence
Pb: To what extent does Ben accelerate the descent into hell?
A: -Notion of monstrosity: different POV = Harriet + Ben
-Self exclusion: division of the family
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