Winterson's novel - Winterson's novel Oranges contains features of post-modernist fiction including numerous metafictional elements such as the

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Winterson's novel, Oranges, contains features of post-modernist fiction, including numerous metafictional elements such as the incorporation of fairy tales, Biblical texts, and other literary references. Additionally, the focus on stories in relation to truth is central to Winterson's post-modernist project. With some specific examples from the text, discuss how those post-modern features function within the novel. The Bible has several functions in Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit. Winterson uses the Bible to frame her story and thus each chapter in the book bears the names of the chapters in the Old Testament. In this post-modernist project, Winterson also equates the Bible with fiction and fairy tale. Jeanette’s mother’s visit to the orphan is similar to that of God’s creation of the universe. If the mother bears the comparison with God, Jeanette resembles Christ in a sense that she is found in a crib just like the way Jesus is born in. The

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