Author Archives: Emily Greffenius

The Future Through a Limited Lens

H.G. Wells frames the majority of The Time Machine through an interesting perspective; rather than narrating the adventures of the Time Traveler through third person perspective, he allows the Time Traveler to tell his own story through his own words. … Continue reading

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Blissful Ignorance

George Eliot’s talent for blending reality and fantasy in Latimer’s mental state is by far one of the most compelling aspects of The Lifted Veil. His ability to read people’s thoughts and motivations and to experience visions of the future … Continue reading

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Connecting the Dots

Gaskell’s use of perspective has been a topic of great interest for our class as her strategies have allowed us to delve deeply into the minds of multiple characters in North and South. The narrator’s ability to jump from one … Continue reading

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Jane Eyre: Autonomous Individual, or Slave to Passion?

*Note to classmates: the first three paragraphs constitute about 250 words. You should not feel obligated to read beyond that point.* The class has reached the consensus that Jane seeks freedom and liberation. The question, however, remains unanswered: does Jane … Continue reading

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Test Post

“We rarely get to prepare ourselves in meadows or on graveled walks; we do it on short notice in places without windows, hospital corridors, rooms like this lounge with its cracked plastic sofa and Cinzano ashtrays, where the cafe curtains … Continue reading

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