Author Archives: Alexandra Garvey

The Problem With Tess

After finishing Tess of the D’Urbervilles I wrestled with the ending of the novel and the image of Tess it seems to portray. Throughout the novel Tess is painted as a selfless young girl who would do anything for her … Continue reading

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The Lifted Veil

In, the Lifted Veil, Latimer’s bride Bertha attempts to poison him at the end of the novel. After living apart emotionally for so long, and having a truly loveless marriage, it is strange that she decides at the end of … Continue reading

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Familial Ties in the Novel

In North and South there is a clear role of the family that plays a part in shaping the identity of our two main characters, Margaret Hale and Mr. Thornton. Not only are their families of the utmost importance to … Continue reading

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Love and Restraint: Jane’s Struggle to Strike a Balance

Throughout our time reading the novel as a class, we have discussed at length Jane Eyre’s struggle for love throughout her life. Growing up in a rather loveless environment is what created and fostered her strong desire to be loved … Continue reading

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Test Post

“There does seem to be a something in the air of Hartfield which gives love exactly the right direction, and sends it into the very channel where it ought to flow. The course of true love never did run smooth— … Continue reading

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