Author Archives: Gretchen McCarthy

The Novel Comes Full Circle (kind of)

With the recent advent of the cellular novel in Japan we see that the evolution of the novel has come full circle from the period we have been examining, Britain in the 19th century. We have talked a lot about … Continue reading

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Charlotte Bronte Exhibit – Childhood Imagination

Above is a picture of one of the many minuscule books and poems created by the Brontë siblings. At the exhibit they had magnifying glasses available so that you could read the text written in miniature handwriting on the little … Continue reading

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Limited Sympathy

The Lifted Veil is written in first person with small breaks in which Latimer writes directly to the reader imploring them to listen to him and his advice. The most noticeable of these breaks is when he asks the reader, … Continue reading

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Wealth

In North and South there are many different interpretations and definitions of wealth, often ones that strictly follow the divides of class. Mr. Bell, an upper class Oxford man, defines his wealth by his measured fortune and assets and the … Continue reading

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Social Mobility and Prejudice in North and South

In the opening chapters of North and South Gaskell creates a conflict between the class that one is born into and belongs to by blood and the class that people may believe they belong to because of their culture or … Continue reading

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Test Post

“There is one great truth on this planet: whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, it’s because that desire originated in the soul of the universe…And when you want something, all the … Continue reading

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