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1 Author Plot Summary General Analysis Theme and Style Plot Structure Exit by Daphne de Maurier

2 Daphne Du Maurier ( ) Presenter: Fatih Aşan

3   Daphne du Maurier was a prominent English writer in 20th century. She wrote many novels, plays and stories, notably «Rebecca» and «The Birds». A great number of her books have been adapted into movies. She was made a dame for his literary distinction. Summary Main Menu Author – Plot Summary – General Analysis – Theme and Style – Plot Structure

4   She was born into a prominent artistic and literary household in London on May 13,  Her grandfather was a novelist and a caricaturist, her father an actor, her mother an actress and her uncle, a magazine editor. Early Life Main Menu Author – Plot Summary – General Analysis – Theme and Style – Plot Structure

5   Educated at home with her sisters, then attended schools in London, Meudon and Paris.  She traveled throughout Europe.  Started writing at an early age.  One of her stories was published in Bystander magazine in 1928 and this resulted in a contract with a literary agent. Early Life Biography – x – x – x – x Main Menu Author – Plot Summary – General Analysis – Theme and Style – Plot Structure

6   Du Maurier’s first novel The Loving Spirit was published in 1931 and received rare reviews.  It also brought her the romantic attention of Lieutenant Colonel Frederick “Boy” Browning.  They got married in Early Life Main Menu Author – Plot Summary – General Analysis – Theme and Style – Plot Structure

7   Du Maurier's love for Cornwall began during her childhood when her family spent their holidays there.  It was where she found the freedom she craved.  After her marriage she moved and settled to Cornwall with her family. Cornwall Main Menu Author – Plot Summary – General Analysis – Theme and Style – Plot Structure

8   She lived at Menabilly for about 30 years.  Menabilly and its surroundings constituted the setting for a number of her novels and stories.  Cornwall, with its wild seas and rocky coastline, inspired du Maurier. She thought of it as her spiritual home and the natural outdoors life that she had always wanted to live. Cornwall Main Menu Author – Plot Summary – General Analysis – Theme and Style – Plot Structure

9   Her historical novels take place in 17th-18th century Cornwall.  She also wrote about Cornwall in her non-fiction works, most notable one being Vanishing Cornwall. Cornwall Main Menu Author – Plot Summary – General Analysis – Theme and Style – Plot Structure

10   The Progress of Julius (1932)  Jamaica Inn (1936)  Rebecca (1938)  «Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.»  Accused of plagiarism but the lawsuit was unsuccessful. Fictional Works Main Menu Author – Plot Summary – General Analysis – Theme and Style – Plot Structure

11   Frenchman’s Creek (1941)  Hungry Hill (1943)  My Cousin Rachel (1951)  Mary Anne (1954)  The Scapegoat (1957)  The Flight of the Falcon (1965)  The House on the Strand (1969)  Rule Britannia (1972) Fictional Works Main Menu Author – Plot Summary – General Analysis – Theme and Style – Plot Structure

12   Later in her life, she also became a prolific non-fiction writer and extremely interested in her ancestry.  Gerald (1934)  The Du Mauriers (1937)  The Young George du Maurier (1951)  The Infernal World of Branwell Brontë (1960)  Growing Pains (1970) Non-fiction works Main Menu Author – Plot Summary – General Analysis – Theme and Style – Plot Structure

13   After her husband’s death in 1965, Du Maurier moved to Kilmarth.  She hardly ever left Cornwall until she died, almost living the life of a recluse.  Known as a warm and immensely funny person who was a welcoming hostess to her guests.  «Writers should be read, but neither seen nor heard.» Late Years Main Menu Author – Plot Summary – General Analysis – Theme and Style – Plot Structure

14   She died on 19th April 1989 at Par in Cornwall, England, UK at the age of 81. Late Years Main Menu Author – Plot Summary – General Analysis – Theme and Style – Plot Structure

15   Since 1997 there has been a festival of arts and literature in Fowey named after Du Maurier to which thousands of people visit and watch shows. Titles and Honours Main Menu Author – Plot Summary – General Analysis – Theme and Style – Plot Structure  Daphne du Maurier was made a «Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire» in  She accepted but never used the title and told no one about it.  There has been many books published about Du Maurier.

16   Du Maurier’s major works fall into two categories. A.Historical novels B.Modern stories of mystery and suspense Literary Style Main Menu Author – Plot Summary – General Analysis – Theme and Style – Plot Structure

17  Historical Novels  Set in seventeenth and eighteenth- century Cornwall.  Full of smuggling, violence and romance.  Jamaica Inn (1936)  Frenchman’s Creek (1941)  Hungry Hill (1943)  The King’s General (1946) Literary Style Main Menu Author – Plot Summary – General Analysis – Theme and Style – Plot Structure

18  Modern Stories of Mystery and Suspense  Builds the tension slowly but surely until the reader realizes that there is no way out for the characters.  Explores fears and paranoid fantasies.  Creates supernatural plots in some stories.  The Birds (1952)  Don’t Look Now (1971) Literary Style Main Menu Author – Plot Summary – General Analysis – Theme and Style – Plot Structure

19   She wrote page-turners – stories that were hard to put down.  «[Her books contain] some of the abiding fantasies of the human race» - The Times,  Her novels and short stories contain compelling storylines, powerful characterisations and highly visual scenes. They were seemingly made for the cinematic screen. Literary Style Main Menu Author – Plot Summary – General Analysis – Theme and Style – Plot Structure

20   A lot of her novels and stories were adapted into radio plays and movies.  Some important radio adaptations was Orson Welles’ The Birds, and a Moya O'Shea’s September Tide.  There also has been a great deal of TV or cinema adaptations.  Director of two of the adaptations was Alfred Hitchcock. Literary Style Main Menu Author – Plot Summary – General Analysis – Theme and Style – Plot Structure

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23 Presenter: Kazım Kürşad Erdil

24   The story opens in the middle of the night.  The birds start attacking to the Hocken’s house.  Birds enter the children’s room and are repelled.  Nat assures his family that it’s only because of the sudden change in weather. Plot Summary Main Menu Author – Plot Summary – General Analysis – Theme and Style – Plot Structure

25   Nat tells the events to his fellow workers the next day but they don’t seem to care.  He and his family hear that similar things are happening all over Britain.  He boards the windows and blocks the chimney.  He goes to pick his daughter. Plot Summary Main Menu Author – Plot Summary – General Analysis – Theme and Style – Plot Structure

26   Nat’s boss come and offer them a lift but he refuses.  While they are returning home, gulls attack them.  They escape to their house, injured.  A national emergency is declared.  People are told not to leave their homes. Plot Summary Main Menu Author – Plot Summary – General Analysis – Theme and Style – Plot Structure

27   The birds keep crashing to Hockens’ house throughout all day.  Planes are crashing because of birds.  The birds’ attack dies down until the rising tide.  When the tides recede, Nat goes out for supplies. Plot Summary Main Menu Author – Plot Summary – General Analysis – Theme and Style – Plot Structure

28   There are piles of dead birds around the houses.  All the people in neighbourhood were dead.  After he returns home, the bird’s attack continues.  The story ends as Nat smokes his last cigarette. Plot Summary Main Menu Author – Plot Summary – General Analysis – Theme and Style – Plot Structure

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30 Presenter: Merve ÖĞRETEN

31  Point of View  Third person limited Mood  Eerie, suspenseful, horrifying, anxious Point of View & Mood Main Menu Author – Plot Summary – General Analysis – Theme and Style – Plot Structure

32  Time  1950’s  After World War II Place  English countryside  On the coast of Cornwall Setting Main Menu Author – Plot Summary – General Analysis – Theme and Style – Plot Structure

33  Nat Hocken RoleProtagonist - Major Personality Description Smart, brave, observant Physical Description Wartime disability Characters Main Menu Author – Plot Summary – General Analysis – Theme and Style – Plot Structure

34  Characters Mrs. Hocken RoleMinor Personality Description Scared Physical Description None Main Menu Author – Plot Summary – General Analysis – Theme and Style – Plot Structure

35  Characters Jill & Johnny Hocken RoleMinor Personality Description Scared Physical Description None Main Menu Author – Plot Summary – General Analysis – Theme and Style – Plot Structure

36  Characters The Triggs RoleMinor Personality Description Careless Physical Description None Main Menu Author – Plot Summary – General Analysis – Theme and Style – Plot Structure

37  Characters Birds RoleAntagonist - Major Personality Description Physical Description Main Menu Author – Plot Summary – General Analysis – Theme and Style – Plot Structure

38 Questions

39 Presenter: Kübra UZUNER

40   Danger  Natural forces against human  Survival  Arrogance of human Theme Main Menu Author – Plot Summary – General Analysis – Theme and Style – Plot Structure

41  Imagery  “The leaves had lingered on the trees, golden red and the hedges were still green.” Irony  “Nat had always enjoyed watching the birds,” and now they are attacking… Style Main Menu Author – Plot Summary – General Analysis – Theme and Style – Plot Structure

42  Metaphor  “The blanket became a weapon of defense.” Personification  “The autumn had been mellow, soft.” “Dawn had called the living birds.” Style Main Menu Author – Plot Summary – General Analysis – Theme and Style – Plot Structure

43  Smile  “The little stabbing beaks, sharp as a pointed fork.” “They rose and fell like a mighty fleet at anchor, waiting on the tide.” “Had the sea been still, they would have covered the bay like a white cloud.” “Plane crash sounded like a distant bomb.” Style Main Menu Author – Plot Summary – General Analysis – Theme and Style – Plot Structure

44 Questions

45 Presenter: Nazlı Hilal KARA Open ended plot structure

46   Description of Nat (What type of person he is)  Description of the land  Description of the behaviour of the birds Exposition Main Menu Author – Plot Summary – General Analysis – Theme and Style – Plot Structure

47   Birds begin attacking  In the bedroom  On the way back from the bus stop  Preparing for the attacks  News reports  Visit to Trigg farm Rising Action Main Menu Author – Plot Summary – General Analysis – Theme and Style – Plot Structure

48   The final attack  They are on their last leg, nothing else they can do but wait  Nat throws cigarette wrapper in fire in an indifferent manner Climax Main Menu Author – Plot Summary – General Analysis – Theme and Style – Plot Structure

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50 CREDITS Design Fatih AŞAN Research and Presentation (in alphabetical order) Fatih AŞAN Kazım Kürşad ERDİL Nazlı Hilal KARA Merve ÖĞRETEN Kübra UZUNER


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