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Brideshead Revisited Evelyn Waughs novel Brideshead Revisited is a mysterious book in the fact that the prologue gives insight into what is seemingly the thoughts of a man without a wanted purpose living only for his work The first chapter then begins with our main characters entry into his college years and the unusual experiences that occur The book reads at a somewhat constant pace but tends to jump around a bit as it is narrated in the first person I have found it difficult to grasp what personally will make this book interesting as of yet and hope that Waughs supposedly excellent novel will become more enjoyable for me Waughs writing style varies throughout the novel thus far Using the prologue as a set example Waugh keeps focused on Charles Ryders loss of purpose and love and the death of something within him that was once held irreplaceably special His immensely emotional depth of description of this loss is quite effective and without a doubt the reader plainly can see how and why our character feels the way he does The bitter and thin dialogue that follows brings you into Ryders perspective completing the process of understanding Unfortunately after the prologue my attention span was baffled by Waughs change of style Although the novel continues with the same style of thorough description of scene and emotion the dialogue begins to become more developed amongst our characters Although this may give insight into our characters personalities and traits difficulty arises with the dialect used and the somewhat odd statements namely Anthony Charles describes him as as foreign as a Martian His description couldnt be more precise Although I have a few pet peeves about Waughs writing style in Brideshead Revisited he has certainly proven himself to be capable in the field of allowing his readers to be able to enter his characters emotionally I only hope that this trait again becomes prevalent as the
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