Author Archives: Colleen Connors

Eve or Serpent?

The Second Creation Story is one of the most well recognized displays of good and evil. When alluded to, each character has their clear cut nature. However, Tess is different in this regard. In this passage, Tess plays both the … Continue reading

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North and South views on the Communist Manifesto

When reading the “Manifesto of the Communist Party”, I could not help but view it through the eyes of the characters in the novel North and South. It is clear to me that the Bourgeoisies and Proletariat who Marx describes … Continue reading

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Henry and Margaret as Adam and Eve

While reading the proposal scene in Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South, I was reminded of the Garden of Eden. This image specifically came to mind while reading Henry Lennox’s response to Margaret’s rejection on page 30. Here, he paints Margret … Continue reading

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Jane and Rochester, the Revolutionary Couple

Throughout the novel, Brontë challenges the readers to reevaluate their ideas of gender and class roles through the characters of Jane and Rochester. From the moment of their meeting, they are not the typical couple, as it is Rochester who … Continue reading

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“Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind.” -Daphne du Maurier , Rebecca

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