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Manderley: a House of Mirrors; the Reflections of Daphne du Maurier’s Life in Rebecca

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Daphne du Maurier lived an unconventional life in which she rebelled against the standards society had set in place for a woman of her time. Du Maurier’s inferiority complex, along with her incestuous feelings and bisexuality, set the stage for the characters and events in her most famous novel, Rebecca. Throughout this paper, I will conduct character studies of the unnamed narrator and Rebecca de Winter, in order to emphasize the inspiration du Maurier drew from her own life to create the characters and events of this novel.

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