Rebeeca

Rebeeca

“I dreamt I went to Manderley again.” (Dumarier 2) is the famous opening line to the classic novel Rebecca. Right from the beginning Dumaurier builds up the mystery of Manderley by showing a conflict between the way the main characters live now verses how they remember the tragic events of the past. The narrator is an inexperienced young girl who is overwhelmed when she moves into Manderley. The husband, Maxim, is still troubled by the death of his last wife Rebecca, which happened almost a year before. Rebecca is “a heroine that we never see in the flesh, but whose spell is written through every page” (Weeks 163). Mrs. Danvers is Rebeccas former maid who has sinister intentions and remains loyal to the dead Rebecca and is even obsessed with her in some ways. “Mrs. Danvers relationship to Rebecca, is such that she could never allow herself to believe that any human being could destroy her” (Kelly 60). As clues to the cause of Rebecca death are uncovered, the story form of the story changes. Dumarier uses not only writing techniques such as foreshadowing and symbolism to make the novel more suspenseful,

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