This argumentative essay utilizes the mechanism of intertextuality to analyze three different English classics namely: Louisa May Alcott, Little Women (1868-69); R. L. Stevenson, Treasure Island (1883) and Beatrix Potter, The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1902). Intertextuality establishes the relationships between different texts, here ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’, compared how the reader was influenced by the depiction of pictures as an additional methodology. Little Women and Treasure Island targeted specific genders and age groups. This essay seeks to establish connections or influence between these different books.
Intertextuality enables the establishment of relationships between texts. Such can ...