Author Archives: Brian Rabe

The Periphery

As we as readers finally arrive at the scene in She where the Holly, Leo, and Job reach the continent of Africa, we immediately notice the “extravagantly sexualized African zones” portrayed by Haggard (Empire 7). As soon as the “brave … Continue reading

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The Consequences of the Webs of Middlemarch

Just as we have noted in previous class discussions and blog posts, Middlemarch is a novel concerned with discussing connections between people and the implications that arise from those connections. We have discussed that these connections between the characters of … Continue reading

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“In an Artist’s Studio”

In her poem “In an Artist’s Studio,” Christina Rossetti depicts a female model as the subject of the poem who longs to break free from being ensnared by the possessive and delusional male artist. As the poem begins, the repetition … Continue reading

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Reticent Rachel

In Chapter VII of Franklin Blake’s narrative, Rachel’s inability to expose the actions committed and the real character of her friends and acquaintances again surfaces in the novel. As Gabriel first told us in his narrative, a young Rachel “on … Continue reading

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