11.30.11

Mania?

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:16 pm by Breana

So far in the novel The Marriage Plot the theme seems to be mania. On page 74 Eugenides writes “The Hannas’ house was a hundred-year-old Tudor. . . . Inside, everything was tasteful and half falling apart. The Oriental carpets had stains. The brick-red kitchen linoleum was thirty years old. When Mitchell used the powder room, he saw that the toilet paper dispenser had been repaired with Scotch tape. So had the peeling wallpaper in the hallway”. I think this is a  good example of mania because it is obvious that the Hannas’ want to keep their house in its original state, so much so that they do not realize  when it is time for change, Maybe this is also showing that they want to keep things the same state in other areas of their lives and sometimes it is not healthy.



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