Author Archives: Justine Achille

Naomi Klein Connections

To first comment on her talk two weeks ago, I felt that if I hadn’t known better, I would’ve thought that she was speaking specifically for our class. I felt that so much of what she spoke of connected back … Continue reading

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The Despair of Middlemarch

I was particularly fond of the following quote, and it is thus the theme of my discussion: “But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope” (468). [Narration after Will laments that he and … Continue reading

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For your viewing pleasure…

See if you can find the parallels to our recent reading in¬†Middlemarch.¬† I immediately thought of this episode while doing the reading. (*You will, I’m sure, see the major reason why I posted this, but there are also more subtle … Continue reading

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Views of the English: Indian Mutiny and Life Today

Concerning the Mutiny ballads, I found them to be quite typical of a war propaganda piece. I chose to analyze ballads 1 and 3 and found that they both had a similar tone and view of the mutiny. Ballad 1 … Continue reading

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Miss Clack’s letters

I couldn’t help but question the purpose of chapter VI. I would like to open the following question to everyone: why do you think this chapter has been included in the narrative? What is its purpose in the story? It … Continue reading

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