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“Their Mutual Life”: Lydgate’s Double Consciousness and complicated ‘nodes’ of the web

Hi all! In chapters 64-67 of Middlemarch, George Eliot portrays the strain of debt on Lydgate and Rosamond’s married life. I would like to examine the connection between these two ‘nodes’ by noting Eliot’s diction and the way she constructs … Continue reading

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The Viewer and the Viewed: Lydgate’s Male Gaze

Towards the end of our assigned reading, Rosamond and the young promising doctor Lydgate encounter each other and converse. I couldn’t help but notice Eliot’s focus (pun intended) on lenses, sight and photographic explanations of the inner-workings of the characters’ … Continue reading

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