Monthly Archives: December 2015

A Portrait of She

“They were all tall and all handsome, though they varied in their degree of darkness of skin, some being as dark as Mahomed, and some as yellow as a Chinese” (78) “the bodies of those whom we had killed in … Continue reading

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Unattached

“After that we cleaned ourselves as best we could…minus the man who has been drowned. I do now know if it was owing to his being an unpopular character, or from native indifference and selfishness of temperament, but I am … Continue reading

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The invisbles

One of the challenges Prof. Phillips posed to us in his lecture on Tuesday was to notice the stories of the unnamed characters; those the narrator chooses to ignore. Initially, I was troubled by this challenge because in every narrative, … Continue reading

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Shadows

“To them, I said, the truth would be literally nothing but the shadows of the images.” -Socrates, Book VII of Plato’s Republic Much of Haggard’s She takes place in the darkness of caves. When the protagonists first enter the mouth of an … Continue reading

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Assessing the Truth (…and “Will You Still Love Me When I’m No Longer Young and Beautiful?”)

When reading the footnote on page 247 of She, I couldn’t help but think back to both The Moonstone and Said’s theory on the narrator.  As a refresher, Said states, “the ‘what’ and ‘how’ in the representation of ‘things,’ while … Continue reading

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