Enduring Love Summary

Everything you need to understand or teach Enduring Love.

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  • 8 Literature Criticisms
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Essays & Analysis (10)

902 words, approx. 4 pages
In the following review, Brookner praises Enduring Love for its effective use of “psychological terrorism,” McEwan's patient building of conflict and suspense, and the book'... Read more
644 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following review of Enduring Love, Craig criticizes the novel's schematic opposition of science and religion. Is love the subject or object? Is it love that endures or love that must be ... Read more
918 words, approx. 4 pages
In the following review, Johnson extols the descriptive opening portions of Enduring Love, praising McEwan's ability to delineate events with precision. As a storyteller, British author Ian McE... Read more
1,113 words, approx. 4 pages
In the following review, Eder finds major flaws in the uneven narrative energy and invented case study in Enduring Love. It begins [in Enduring Love] with dazzling cinematic bravura. Joe and Clarissa,... Read more
678 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following review, Taylor offers an unfavorable assessment of Enduring Love, asserting that McEwan's style and structure in the novel is overbearing and repetitive. “The pathologic... Read more
1,839 words, approx. 7 pages
In the following review, Dinnage argues that Enduring Love is an efficient, gripping examination of such themes as “guilt and love and fear.” After six previous novels and two books of s... Read more
1,038 words, approx. 4 pages
In the following review, Sayers offers a positive assessment of Enduring Love, but notes that the novel's philosophical ideas and thematic tensions ultimately give way to the demands of narrati... Read more
509 words, approx. 2 pages
In the following review of Enduring Love, Bien commends McEwan's literary skill, but finds the novel weakened by its dependence on plot for its impetus. One does not appreciate how cynical Ian ... Read more
1,923 words, approx. 7 pages
One critic may believe that the essential clash in the novel is between the scientific and religious approach to life. This is easily said considering the lifestyles of the main two characters, ... Read more
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Chapter twenty-four offers the readers quite a conventional fairy-tale ending, providing a rather satisfactory conclusion. It ends on an up-lifting note, with the children symbolising hope in the futu... Read more