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Surname 1 Student’s Name: Lecturer’s Name: Course: Date: Eliza Haywood’s Love in Excess Introduction Literature is an important tool used by writers and various artists to represent different themes in the environment in which they live. Books and articles have been used by prominent writers to argue and present their case regarding pertinent societal issues. For example, Eliza Haywood uses her work, “Love in Excess” to elaborate on social, historical, cultural, and economic issues that affected the human race at the time of writing the book. She utilizes different literary devices to stress the points chosen for the arguments. One of the main forms of literary devices she uses is dialogue dialog as used by Socrates in most of his work. This includes the use of questions and answers between people of different beliefs or ideological allegiance. Love in Excess, when put into perspective, the theoretical underpinning depicts historical, social, cultural, and economic arguments or depictions. Love in Excess depicts an economic context like its composition. It talks about two wealthy women who compete for the heart of D’elmont. Despite their extensive wealth, the women are bound by culture not to make relationship advances towards men or to make their thoughts known (Haywood 6). Therefore, they are both waiting for D’elmont to choose who he would like between the two. This scenario also depicts a strong cultural belief and a social
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Surname 2 context that controls the decision of women regarding love matters. Despite identifying a man that they love, the women were forbidden from making it known to the man or any other person. All they had to do is wait patiently and anxiously for the man of their dreams to choose them other than their counterparts within the same environment. The social context described in this scenario is also a representation of historical evolution in relationship building. It is evident that the relationship between men and women and its development has gone a transformation and presently women have the discretion of making their mind known to their potential partners (Haywood 4). Eliza Haywood presents a scene where Alovisa decides to write a letter to D’elmont to share her mind and declare her love for him. However, on the reception of the letter, D’elmont assumes that it was from Amena. This misunderstanding leads to D’elmont making up his mind to try and develop a relationship with Amena. In the process, Amena’s parents take note of his attempts to lure Amena into a relationship and set out measures to protect their daughter from a potential relationship fall-out. The author of the book “Love in Excess was purely guided by the reality of the events that were taking place at the time of writing the book. The psychology of developing a novel is identical to the situations in real life (McKeon 220). The author copies and documents the reality within his or her society in developing the subject matter of the novel (McKeon 250). The
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  • Fall '17
  • Naphtali
  • Philosophy, Eliza Haywood, D’Elmont, Eliza Holywood's Love, Amena

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