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Black Dogs June is more spiritual and Bernard is more rational (he believes in social progress, he thinks is possible

le to improve people) June thinks that Bernard is wrong: she believes that men can improve themselves only by looking inside of them, they need to reconstruct their spiritual soul. She decided to live on her own in rance, in a bergerie, a very isolated place ( Bernard, instead lives in the middle of society) Bernard wants to be a part of the history, he likes to be in the middle of the thinghs that are happening in Berlin. !hey lived separate lives, but they keep loving each other. Jeremy is an orphan: he sees his parents"in"law like his own parents. #e doesn$t really understand why they had separated their lives. %&tendend metaphor: black dogs (title) 'Black (ogs): without the definite article 'the), the author gives us clues about a general meaning *.+,: +st reference to the e&tended metaphor, 'blackness) it comes from Jeremy and is,here,related to unbelonging (the feeling of having no emotional connection with other people). *. +-: we came to know that these dogs are linked to evil (June). '. malign principle, a force/)0 it will come again at the end of the story * +1: Jeremy has discovered during conversations with June and Bernard a sort of scepticism in everything: he believes in nothing, he hasn$t guiding principles June and Bernard are two sides of human being that are also opposites. Jeremy,during the narration discovers not only things about his parents"in"law, but also about himself. *. 2,: Jeremy seems to be critical. !he myth of black dogs is become a way, an e&planation of June$s behaviour, a sort of e&cuse. *. 34: June knows that they(black dogs) will return, they are evil, they are a part of human being (another reference to the end of the book) Jeremy,first, remains in the middle between June$s position and Bernard$s one, but in the end he comes closer to June *.15: (Jeremy and Bernard are in Berlin) references to 'black gires) (black leather, hair dyed black) * -3"-1: near Brandeburg 6ate they see a man behaving in a provocative way,they see him being punched by some boys (they are described as dogs). !hey are neo"na7iskin, they are ready to kick Bernard to death0 he is,then, saved by two girls they met before0 %ven the girls are dressed in black (one, as Bernard believes, is considered a reincarnation of June)0 she could be seen as a manifestation of June !here are 4 'blacks): +) good: the girls 4) evil: the boys 'to kick him to death): p.-1 and also p. +5+ (Jeremy is in rance, he$s preparing the bergerie for the holidays, he goes to an hotel, he$s having lunch and he starts a fight with a man who has hit his son) *.+45: a pure manifestation of evil Jeremy$s life got a meaning when he met his wife and they had children. #e found love in a place of evil: they fell in love in *oland, while visiting a concentration camp love can redeem 8a suffit9 +) words that stops Jeremy from kicking the man to death 4) words that June uses while she was trying to stop the dogs !he dogs were left behind the 6ermans. !hey were trained by the 6estapo (who rules concentration camps) to torture their prisoners .fter June$s death, Bernard is looking for a sign of her *. +3:;+32 : the rationalist Bernard is brought to silence, there is no rational e&planation of the war$s conse<uences %vil is something that is always in the world and it will return

Heat and Dust 4 protagonists: =livia and her step"granddaughter (who is also the narrator)0 they are both different and similar at the same time =livia$s story is set in +-45 !he narrator$s story is set in the late >3,s and >?,s (#ippies) @hid: embodies the movements of the young people in the 3,s protest against the consumism of the society !he narrator wants to investigate on =livia$s life (the name of the narrator is not mentioned) unusual aspect Andia: +) a part of the British %mpire 4)in +-45 was still considered the most prosperous colony ( '!he Jewel of the British @rown) Bgra7ie al *agetti sappiamo tutto a riguardo 0) ) 5)its Andependence (6andhi is mentioned as very young) (ifferences between the 4 protagonists: they don$t go to Andia for the same reasons (=livia is forced by her marriage)0 =livia is more bored0 the narrator is more interested in the Andian culture !he British in Andia were a close community (they were rulers) =livia wants to go out, to have contacts with other Andians, but she can$t (women conditions)0 the narrator, instead, is more emancipated ( >3,s" > ?,s emancipation of women) Simla: the place where in the 4,s women go during the hot season, they were considered the weaker se& =livia doesn$t go to Simla: she could be seen as an anticipation of the future women$s mind