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So on one hand, the book was very useful for my purposes, and on the other it’s filled with foul characters and period racism that makes me wince.

While I worked at an independent bookstore mdteague three years I had always heard people talking about McTeague so I confess I was interested and excited to see why people loved this novel so much.

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But you won’t be able to say I didn’t tell you about mctdague great ending that is the perfect metaphor for what we call the rat-race of human life. I never took off the hat to Fashion and held it out for pennies. In McTeague’s case, he was an affluent dentist from San Franciso that falls in love with the wrong girl; some would argue mcteafue the wrong girl falls in love with McTeague.

An interesting cast of characters; some surprising plot twists; superb descriptions of rural and urban landscapes; the recurring conflict between the socially-acceptable and the bestial instincts in human behaviour; and a shocking conclusion. McTeague successfully woos Trina.

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See 2 questions about McTeague…. One of them was Norris linking the characters to animal instincts. Schoolworkhelper Editorial Team https: To see fraank your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Yet, thinking of Sinclair and Norris and the impression they made, I must applaud her for her social consciousness and literary acumen so far as the tastes of fifteen and sixteen year olds go. Anyway, at least the novels of the era sometimes have unintentually hilarious passages such as this: Customers who viewed this item also viewed.


Frank Norris’ McTeague: Summary & Analysis

I told them the truth. The fact of the matter was that McTeague, when he had been drinking, used to bite them, crunching and grinding them with his immense teeth, always ingenious enough to remember which were the sorest.

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McTeague by Frank Norris. It was also made into a film Greed for the silent screen!

At times the book is hard to read. This mcgeague is filled with passion, hate, greed, love, violence, and horror. It was also adapted as an opera by William Bolcom in At least it inspired some of the more memorable scenes in film history: It only takes seconds!

His only aspiration for success is to one day hang a gilded tooth outside of his window as a sign of his profession. McTeague shows the dangers of greed and how it can get the best of you.

Since Trina did not want to spend this money and McTeague lost his job, they could not live at their previous standards. The two men were grappling at each other. I’m on the fence on whether I like it or not, but plan to read it completely to the end. I recommend using the Librivox app.


Be forewarned, those sensitive to sterotypical descriptions of race will be shocked, and those without patience for the actions of brutally ignorant settlers will be sickened.

They third and obvious theme was greed. And so there was a reason mfteague an importance to all those long descriptions. Lardy, Leonard Anthony Don’t have a Kindle?

Actually, I would say yes. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

Start reading Mcteague on your Kindle in under a minute. The book is very much a product of its time period, and even includes a reference to a stove shining like a Negro’s skin.

One of my fellow students is doing his senior thesis entirely on Norris, I shuddered when he told me that. Sensing pursuit, he makes his way south towards Mexico; meanwhile, Marcus hears of the murder and joins the hunt for McTeague, finally catching him in Death Valley.

I don’t know if I would have been able to survive the hardcore, step-by-step, drop of the McTeagues and their ilk into Dante’s fourth circle without the uplifting, kind, and selfless older couple that shoots one warm ray into this novel’s cold, dead roots.

This idea is shown in the following quotes where McTeague is shown to rich tastes which he never would have missed since he did not have them before, but once they were introduced to him by Trina these luxuries were missed even mcteagus.