Our first clue in analyzing Christopher Newman lies in his name

Our first clue in - Our first clue in analyzing Christopher Newman lies in his name As Columbus discovered the new world(America now Newman makes

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Unformatted text preview: Our first clue in analyzing Christopher Newman lies in his name. As Columbus discovered the new world (America), now Newman makes the reverse trip. He is the new-man discovering the old world. One approach to the novel is therefore through the concept of observing the actions of a new-man placed in an old, unfamiliar, and settled European world. Throughout the novel, Newman is constantly developing and changing. He is, in other words, continually learning and experiencing, and thus the reader continually learns more about Newman; but there are certain qualities which Newman possesses throughout the novel. Our first view of Newman shows him as a tall, relaxed, good-humored, and likeable American. The principal image connected with Newman is that of his stretching out his long legs and making himself comfortable. Throughout the novel, Newman is placed only in one situation where he is not himself comfortable....
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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Our first clue in - Our first clue in analyzing Christopher Newman lies in his name As Columbus discovered the new world(America now Newman makes

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