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Is Ayesha a god?

The nature of She is never fully explained by Haggard at any point throughout the text.  Her ability to die seems to indicate that she is only a mortal human, but at various points in the story she alludes to … Continue reading

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He

My initial reaction to this novel was mostly in regard to what the novel is saying about the consequences of strong women and female authority, but I think that it is also significant to notice what it says about men.  … Continue reading

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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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Object vs Gazer – Today and in She

During our class discussions and in every reading assignment of She there appears the power struggle between gazer and object. Normally it would appear that the person looking upon the object holds all the power, for his gaze defines and … Continue reading

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The “Aura” of Ayesha

I’ve just finished reading Walter Benjamin’s “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction,” which Benjamin wrote in 1936—almost fifty years after Haggard wrote She. I am wary of the dangers of applying post-dated theory to a piece … Continue reading

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