The Portrait of a Lady

by

Henry James

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The Portrait of a Lady Symbols

Architecture

In The Portrait of a Lady, Henry James utilizes architecture beyond conventional world building to symbolize the influence of art and the way that art can both express characters’ internal thoughts and feelings as…

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Doorways

In Henry James’s The Portrait of a Lady, doorways are a significant architectural element that can cast characters as works of art framed within four edges. Besides reflecting the rendering of Isabel’s character…

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