THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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Doris Lessing Literary Criticism

The Children of Violence

A paper by Lamia Tayeb of the University of Human and Social Sciences, Tunisia. It considers the motif of the journey in Lessing's quintet through an in-depth analysis of characters, structure and themes.

The Fifth Child

An essay by Anne-Laure Brevet presenting an in depth analysis of Ben, the central character of Lessing's novel.
A paper by Anna Casablancas looking at the relationship between the subconscious and dreams, and their role in the formation of female identity in this novel.

The Marriages between Zones Three, Four and Five

An essay by David Waterman of the Universite de La Rochelle exploring the role of alienation in this novel, with analyis of several excerpts.