Author Archives: Nicole Dreier

Life and Death

As one would expect with a book entitled She, gender roles is an important theme throughout the story. In the last section of reading, Leo, Holly, Job, and Ayesha penetrate “the very womb of the world” (245). Ayesha says, “prepare … Continue reading

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Responses to the Lannan Center Symposium:

America the Beautiful (11 am, 4/3) – I did not know what to expect from these presentations, so I was surprised to find the themes and topics of the speakers as captivating as I did. The two that proved the … Continue reading

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Do Words Stop Time?

The narrator of Middlemarch, at first, seems to be a third-person objective narrator. However, as the story progresses, the narrator begins to refer to herself (possibly himself, but for simplicity’s sake I will refer to the narrator as a female) … Continue reading

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It’s Not a Disney Movie

In “The Blessed Damozel,” Rossetti describes a woman in heaven watching her lover on the Earth below. He portrays the woman as “still” (16) and behind the “gold bar of heaven” (2). This description of a static and elevated female … Continue reading

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To Trust a Storyteller…?

Wilkie Collins makes the reliability of the narrator an immediate and persistent question in The Moonstone. In the prologue, Collins writes, “And I declare, on my word of honour, that what I am now about to write is, strictly and … Continue reading

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