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How to See America as the Beautiful

This panel was an incredible experience.  What struck me the most about the artists’ commentary was their interpretation of the periphery versus the core, which many of our author’s throughout the semester have also referenced.  Heidi Ewing discussed how she … Continue reading

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Views of the English: Indian Mutiny and Life Today

Concerning the Mutiny ballads, I found them to be quite typical of a war propaganda piece. I chose to analyze ballads 1 and 3 and found that they both had a similar tone and view of the mutiny. Ballad 1 … Continue reading

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The Commanding Presence of Light

At the end of his section of narration, Ezra Jennings, one representative of the Other in the text, an outcast both physically and socially, declares, “I have seen a little sunshine- I have had a happy time” (430). In the … 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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Robinson Crusoe and Myth-Making

For a work proclaiming, on its title page, to be “A Romance,” Wilkie Collins’s The Moonstone finds itself undeniably fascinated by Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, which, for critic Ian Watt, is decidedly a novel (as he argues in The Rise … Continue reading

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