Monthly Archives: September 2015

Affordances of the Letters

Chapter VI of the Second Period (pp. 246-248) consists of a summary of a series of letters sent back and forth between Miss Clack and Franklin Blake. This chapter offers a new form of mediation, breaking from the pattern of … Continue reading

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Oh Clack

Miss Clack is perhaps the most rejected and despised character in all of Wilkie Collins’s novel, The Moonstone. She is full of unrelenting false impiety and determined to convert those who suffer from spiritual poverty; she is an “impudent fanatic” … Continue reading

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2 Words

“Take me!” (245).  After 245 pages of The Moonstone, readers who are looking for the romance aspect of the novel, are given some satisfaction.   After a long conversation between Miss Rachel and Mr Godfrey, Miss Rachel finally accepts Mr Godfrey’s … Continue reading

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The Ambiguity of Good and Evil

As we receive more and more information concerning the three Indians who have remained an ominous and mysterious presence in the story thus far, Mr. Bruff’s description of his interview with one of the three Indians on pages 283-285 reveals … Continue reading

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Narrators and Truth

The most drastic shift in point of view yet occurred in tonight’s reading of The Moonstone, in which the narrator, Gabriel Betteredge, surrendered his story-telling duties to Miss Clack, Lady Verinder’s niece. One of the most notable differences between the … Continue reading

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