Simon Leys Notes

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The “Death of Napoleon” by Simon Leys, foresees the aftermath of Napoleon life if he were to escape from St Helena. Within the text, Simon Leys portrays Napoleon with dark humor, irony, mockery but also compassion and sympathy in certain areas.

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Simon Leys NotesThe Death of Napoleon by Simon Leys, foresees the aftermath of Napoleon life if he were to escape from St Helena. Within the text, Simon Leys portrays Napoleon with dark humor, irony, mockery but also compassion and sympathy in certain areas. Leys novella however, has left many interpretations open from discussion, which can lead the original intention far away from what was first considered. To begin with, Michael Thomas states that Leys' novella concerns itself with how elusive true identity can be. This is an agreeable view, indeed much of the text centers on the

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