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Characters in Smollett have become grotesque objects and , deprived of their
human appearances , turned into animals or insects , they are deprived of their
humanity . They are things to be kicked about , the sport of any crude horseplay ,
verse morals were beside the point ; between the forces of nature , including
therein the forces of his own nature , and man's aspirations there could be no
reconciliation ; they were eternally opposed , and from the human view the
workings of ...
Yet Of Human Bondage has its value , and it comes precisely from Maugham's I
honesty , his unflinching acceptance of his belief in the i meaninglessness of life .
He is not , nor is Philip , to be Din comforted , and the novel gains in poignancy ...
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THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE FIRST GENERA
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