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E. Annie Proulx

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the-shipping-news-annie-proulxNarrator, Chapter 39nd it may be that love sometimes occurs without pain or misery.Sources: Encyclopaedia Britannica, The Guardian, The Paris ReviewCopyright © 2017 Course Hero, Inc.WaterSymbolizes both death and freedom from fear of deathKnotsRepresent attachments and entanglements, both good and badOld Quoyle HouseRepresents the Quoyle legacy and the old way of lifeSymbolsReserved but strong and affectionate woman; haunted by her past marriage like QuoyleWavey ProwseStrong, loyal, and self-reliant businesswoman; harbors a terrible secretAgnis HammQuoyles sensitive, outspoken six-year-old daughter; struggles with her mothers deathBunny QuoyleAimless, grieving man in his 30s; finds love, purpose, and identity in NewfoundlandQuoyleMain CharactersA native of New England, Proulx left graduate school in the 1970s to be a writer and worked as a freelance journalist for more than a decade. Proulx won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for her first novel, Postcards (1992), and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and National Book Award for The Shipping News.E. ANNIE PROULXBORN 1935AuthorQuoyle rebuilds his self-esteem and finds his identity after enduring abuse.Identity & Self-AcceptanceModern economic and social changes encroach on the traditional fishing industry.Modernity vs. TraditionQuoyle learns to accept and move past his ancestorsterrible legacy.Family & AncestryAfter suffering a lifetime of abuse and recent loss, Quoyle moves his family to Newfoundland, the home of his ancestors. There, Quoyle gradually sloughs off his shame and self-loathing as the warmth and acceptance of Newfoundlanders gives him the space to forge a new identity.Grieving Man Finds Peace in NewfoundlandTHEMESEnglishOriginal Language1993Year PublishedE. Annie ProulxAuthorDramaNovelThe Shipping News

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