Author Archives: Jessica Batey

Narrative

“Tess’s plot has narratavized development not as unfolding maturation but as the wrenchingly undergone gaps—barely overcome—of emotional dislocation, not just as separate “phases” but punishingly disjunct stages in life’s aggravated, broken plotline.” “The Self Phased Out” Novel Violence The narrative … Continue reading

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The Ending (Warning: I’m not happy about it)

Firstly, some candid initial thoughts: This ending came out of nowhere!! I honestly thought I was missing a chapter! Why is she “not worthy”?!? Hasn’t she learned anything in this four-hundred-page journey?!? Margaret, why are you hiding your face? You’re … Continue reading

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Some Observations About Jane Eyre and North and South Through Their Opening Chapters

First, it is important to note that North and Sound is written in the third person omniscient point of view. All characters are addressed by their names but we gain particular insight into the thoughts of Margaret Hale. This is … Continue reading

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