Author Archives: Danielle Sparling

Escape to Eden

Because religion is such a prominent subject throughout Tess, it becomes difficult not to see every circumstance as some sort of allusion to biblical themes. One of the most blatant of these is Hardy’s representation of the valley of the … Continue reading

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Creatures

Gaskell uses the word “creature” in two wildly diverse circumstances in North and South. In one instance, she is describing Boucher’s dead body, and in another a character is referring to Margaret. These may have no intended connection, however this … Continue reading

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Jane Eyre: The Beauty Issue

Beauty plays an unconventional role in Jane Eyre. Often, as readers, we expect and even hope for attractive descriptions of our leading couple. This is likely ingrained in us through societal influences that I will not digress into here. But … Continue reading

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Test Post

“If you love something, let it go. If you don’t love something, definitely let it go. Basically, just drop everything, who cares.” One More Thing, B.J. Novak

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