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Burial Rites Explores the Damage Caused by Prejudice

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This is a text response essay of the novel Burial Rites by Hannah Kent. The topic is "Burial Rites explores the damage caused by prejudice. Discuss", and the essay gives an in-depth analysis and breakdown of how damage is introduced by the means of prejudice. This essay explores the various types of prejudice layered within the novel.

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Genealogy Burial Rites Hannah Kent Agnes Carlsson Agnes Agnes Magnusdottir
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Genealogy Burial Rites Hannah Kent Agnes Carlsson Agnes 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 highlights the upheaval of animosity that sources destruction not only within individuals, but also for society as a whole. Superstition and rumours are popular amongst 19th century Iceland, and people are ultimately judged by their wrongdoing. Agnes had become inscrutable and impenetrable due to the harsh treatment she suffered as an illegitimate child. In her monologue, she reveals the depth of her personal pain and humiliation arising because of her illegitimate status. She condemns the hand “that refuses to love me”, and is angry a...
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