scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 2,057
A study of characters in Hot Gossip by Deborah Lawrenson In her novel Hot Gossip Deborah Lawrenson makes her characters lively involving and intriguing she uses her unique style to capture her readers attention Lawrenson uses an interesting and humorous plot combined with complex characters to write a satire on the fantasy world and outrageous antics of the rich and famous as seen by the gossip columnist whos job is to broadcast other peoples lives while keeping their own quiet At times this novel appears to get very close to the truth Within the frame work of the main plot the story initially appears to follow a young slightly naive aspiring journalist as she moves from news room casual to become a full time member of the best gossip column in the country Then it becomes apparent that the main plot is actually split two ways the first path following the young journalist - Rosy Hope- the second path following her boss who is the famous gossip columnist Anthony Sward through his personal problems By splitting the main plot in this way the reader gains a broader view of the out of this world playground where the rich and famous play As the two main plots run parallel there are also two or three sub plots going on at any one time these sub plots also act as links between the two plots as the characters cross over from one to the other These sub plots act as a device to show the reader the story behind the story which is an important link to one of the novels messages- dont believe everything which is printed in the newspapers The novel draws to a conclusion by bringing both main plots together at a major social event which also allows the reader to meet again some of the more interesting characters from the sub plots as well Rosey Hope is the central character of the
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA