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Burial Rites Character Essay

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This essay discusses the main character Agnes on the aspect of sympathy. It collaboratively uses examples from the novel to show evidence of sympathy through first=person narration.

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Burial Rites Character Essay
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Agnes Carlsson Agnes Singing Natan Ketilsson Hannah Kent Agnes Magnusdottir
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Agnes Carlsson Agnes Singing Natan Ketilsson Hannah Kent Agnes Magnusdottir
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Throughout her novel, Kent presents a critical analysis of the patriarchal society of the 19th century Iceland which harshly judges and condemns those who are on the margins of life. As Kent masterfully entwines first and third person narratives, she portrays the ambiguous crime of one on the margins and asks readers to understand its ambivalence, in particular the objective truth behind the murder of Natan Ketilsson and Petur Jonson. Agnes’ yearning for love and acceptance, stemming from a life of abandonment and loss, fully exposes her to manipulation. Born an illegitimate child into a frigid world of cruel poverty, Agnes never truly experienced what love was. This made her highly susceptible to the false belief that any for...
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