Author Archives: Laura Tonnessen

She’s Weakness

In this section of text, we can see She dramatically shift from embodying the male characteristics of the wordles we look at in class to those of the female. But what would cause such a sharp change in She’s character, … Continue reading

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When Women are Unbearable

As I was reading this section of She, I was surprised by the amount of violence associated with women in the Amahagger culture.  Unlike Middlemarch and The Moonstone, the women in this novel have much more power over men but … Continue reading

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Extraction and Sacrifice

After attending Naomi Klein and Chris Hedges’ talks during the Lannan Symposium, I was struck by the ideas of extraction and sacrifice. Ms. Klein described her talk as being a story of extraction because our culture has developed into one … Continue reading

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When Bonds go Bad

In this section of text, the reader gains better insight into Tertius Lydgate and the provincial struggles he has to deal with while trying to build his life and career in Middlemarch. Lydgate struggles to generate support for the Fever … Continue reading

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The Core and the Periphery

In the section of text, the reader is acutely aware of the struggle between the core and periphery. Ezra Jennings exemplifies the concept of an outsider, the periphery, desperately trying to earn acceptance into the inner circle of Franklin and … Continue reading

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