Dover Beach & Saturday

 
 
 
 
The subtle, tense, and often evasive prose of Ian McEwan's novel Saturday reads as an extended contemporary analogy of the themes anchored in Matthew Arnold's celebrated poem, "Dover Beach" (2132). The connection becomes point-blank at the critical scene in Saturday when a young woman saves herself from sexual assault by reciting "Dover Beach,"

     
 
 
 
    

 

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