Author Archives: Sam

Narrative of progress?

We’ve talked before in class about¬† progress narratives in which, as time goes on, there is a formation or development towards some kind of ending, such as modernity (in the case of writings like the speech by Prince Albert). Whether … Continue reading

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The male (and female) gaze in She

In this section of She, the male gaze is extremely complicated when compared with its conventional function as described Laura Mulvey. For Mulvey, females serve as passive objects onto which males can project their ideals, and the females themselves have … Continue reading

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Prejudice

A theme that stood out to me in this reading was the idea of prejudice, particularly surrounding Lydgate.¬† A large part of this section was about Lydgate’s developing relationships within society as he continues with his plans for his hospital. … Continue reading

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Society and the characters through Mr. Bruff’s eyes

Mr. Bruff, especially after dealing with Betteredge and Clack, is refreshingly everything we could want in a narrator. He doesn’t start with any irrelevant quotes or spend pages talking about how it is his reluctant duty to write all this … Continue reading

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