Eleanor Vance In Shirley Jackson's The Haunting Of Hill House

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Experiencing the irrational side of the human psyche vicariously continuously thrills Shirley Jackson’s readers, making it timeless. In 1959, Jackson’s novel “The Haunting of Hill House” portrays a doctor attempting to document the supernatural. The unlikely protagonist, Eleanor Vance, is continuously evolving from a child to a woman throughout her stay at Hill House. A closer examination at her transformation reveals that her traumatic childhood plays a key role in the house’s effect on her social growth. A crucial part of understanding Eleanor lived under the thumb of her mother, caring for her every whimsical need. For the past eleven years before moving into the Hill House, she had become a caretaker for her ill mother whom she began
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