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She: an Analysis of Truth & Love

The meaning and relationship between truth and love are explored in the novel, She. A few scenes at the end of the book particularly illuminate the meaning of and connection between the two. On their journey to the womb of … 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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Is Female Authority Undermined in the Conclusion?

After finishing She and thinking back to some of our class discussions concerning Ayesha’s role as a terrifying and unstoppable female ruler, I am unsure of where I stand in regards to Haggard’s relationship with female empowerment.  Ayesha is feared … Continue reading

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‘Heroic’ vs. ‘evil’ beauty

This section of She included numerous descriptions of beauty, courtesy of Holly. One of the most striking differences in categories of beauty in this section was that of ‘heroic’ and ‘evil’ beauty. Holly characterizes heroic beauty in a homoerotic manner in his descriptions … Continue reading

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A Praise of Female Inferiority, or an Inspiration for Female Rule?

When H. Rider Haggard published She in 1887, Queen Victoria had ruled England for fifty years, and would go on to rule it for thirteen more, making her the longest reigning female monarch in the world and the longest reigning … Continue reading

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