Monthly Archives: November 2015

Illusion Debunked

In my last blog post, I talked about how there is an abrupt shift in women’s role in the narrative as the adventurers arrive to Amahagger. Readers can observe a major contrast between Cambridge and the African lost city; while, … Continue reading

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Holly Attempts Empathy, and Fails

“And if it were true, what then? The person who found it could no doubt rule the world. He could accumulate all the wealth in the world, and all the power, and all the wisdom that is power. He might … Continue reading

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The Position of Women in She

During class on November 19, we diagrammed the positions of men and women in the novel. Holly, Leo, and Job were at the center of the circle, and all the women of the novel She were “trying to get in.”  … Continue reading

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The Unveiling/”Curiosity” and “Gratify”

After we spent time illustrating the early characters last class, I found She’s unveiling in Chapter 13 particularly noteworthy. Her appearance, like her queenly authority, is multi-faceted, comprising humanness, ghostliness, and “celestial” power (143). When she releases her “wrappings” to unveil her … Continue reading

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Unsung Hero

Only a Middlemarch fan would recognize George Eliot’s ghost behind the workings of Thai Life Insurance commercials.  Check it out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaWA2GbcnJU  

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