intro to critical reading- moonstone 1

intro to critical reading- moonstone 1 - In Wilkie Collins...

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In Wilkie Collins tale The Moonstone , a precious diamond happens to become lost, causing havoc within the household . The story tends to unfold with different characters giving their perspective on the account of the mysterious disappearance of the diamond , and the detective case that goes along with the inevitable finding of the jewel . In trying to solve this mystery , everyone is frightful of the dangers that could still be lurking throughout or surrounding the home , and some are even fearful of being caught themselves. This fear in turn, becomes a boundary for the detectives as it withholds some characters from cooperating with the investigation . However, what are the characters afraid of? Is it fear itself or the fear of danger or fear of being caught; and out of this what is worse ? “Fear of Danger is ten thousand times more terrifying than Danger itself , when apparent to the Eyes; and we find the Burthen of Anxiety greater , by much than the Evil which we are anxious about.” (Collins 74) This statement holds
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2012 for the course ENGLIT 0500 taught by Professor Andrade during the Fall '08 term at Pittsburgh.

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