Beautiful Monster

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The novel Beautiful Monster written by Kate Mc Caffrey utilises repetition, symbolism and simile in order to create an understanding of the global context, Identities and Relationships through the protagonist, Tessa. This is demonstrated through Tessa’s relationship with Ned which affects her mentally and eventually physically which creates conflict between her human relationships between her friends and family. The essay will outline how the literary devices are used throughout specific areas of the global context.
Mc Caffery utilizes repetition to indicate the type of relationship with the protagonist, Tessa and Ned so the audience can create an understanding of her mental health which affects her human relationships. When Tessa come to the realisation that Ned is bad news, the emphasis of ‘he’s’ (pg 161) is frequently utilised to
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Due to the death of her brother, method in which Tessa process’ her grief mentally is concerning to the point that her mental and personal health is affected which results in her in becoming distant from her parents and her friends and her physical health. When Ned is introduced in the novel, the audience preserves him to be a close friend of Tessa’s. Throughout the book, the audience gain knowledge of how Ned symbolises a negative voice in the back of Tessa’s head, informing her that ‘despite your efforts, you fail.” (pg 114) and proclaiming that “[she’s] so weak, it’s fucking disgusting.” (pg 94). Even though the depressing thoughts of Tessa are only in her head, the author visually describes her and her thoughts as two separate characters. This signifies the impact of what depression, anxiety and bulimia does to a person and the audience gain from the novel how ones human relationships, mental and physical health can be affected in the
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