Author Archives: Allison Hexner

The Setting Sun!

In chapter XXV of She, Holly describes the pillar of fire: “Nearer it came, and nearer yet, till it was close upon us, rolling down like all the thunder-wheels of heaven behind the horses of lightening. On it came, and with … Continue reading

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The Bearers of Flaming Corpses

In the nineteenth chapter of She, Haggard portrays a wild scene of flames through the eyes of Holly. Habituated to viewing a traditional lifestyle in England, Holly’s eyes are not accustomed to the intensity of this spectacle. In response to his identification … Continue reading

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An Outsider’s Perspective

Though technically an outsider to Middlemarch society, ironically, Mr. Lydgate informs the reader of his perspective on the dynamics of family life. In Chapter XVII, Lydgate pays a visit to the Reverend Camden Farebrother’s house. Having just, in the previous … Continue reading

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A Proposal of Peace

        Through the accidental espionage of Ms. Clack, we become a lucky fly on the wall during Godfrey Ablewhite’s (second) proposal to Rachel. Though Rachel accuses Godfrey of being “mad,” his response creates a noteworthy distinction between … Continue reading

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