Virginia Hamilton | Critical Essay by Barbara H. Baskin and Karen H. Harris

This literature criticism consists of approximately 1 page of analysis & critique of Virginia Hamilton.
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Critical Essay by Barbara H. Baskin and Karen H. Harris

[The Planet of Junior Brown, a] powerful, haunting, troubling book, contrasts sanity and madness, endorsement and rejection of life, commitment to others and absorption with self. Characters are at once individual and deeply symbolic. They are complex and act in ways that are often inconsistent, inimical to their own interests, and totally irrational, yet their behavior is haunting and disquieting and echoes with broader meaning. The treatment of Junior Brown's withdrawal from reality is paradoxical. It is a response to an oppressive, uncaring world, and yet it embodies a surprising innocence. Mrs. Peebs surrounds herself with objects, trying to compensate for a life of losses. Her barely manageable fantasy life substitutes for a totally unmanageable real one. Mrs. Brown is victim and victimizer; her asthma and loneliness (her husband is...

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