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The Journey of the Heroes

Now that the novel has ended and come full circle back to England, I realized how well She follows Joseph Campbell’s archetype of the ‘Journey of the Hero,’ as the main male characters from England leave their familiar world and … Continue reading

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Progress or the Past in the Periphery?

We have discussed the notion of progress abundantly throughout the semester and whether the plots of the novels seem to be moving forward or in what ways they seem to be referencing the past.  After finishing She, I reread the … Continue reading

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A keepsake named keepsake

The interaction between Rosamond and Mr. Ned Plymdale (mainly page 253) caught my interest in two main ways. The first being how superficial and unsubtle Ned is, the second being its similarity to Dorothea’s past situation. Ned is constantly focused … 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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Ezra Jennings and the Periphery mindset

In his section of the narrative, Ezra Jennings becomes a key character in solving part of the mystery and reconciling Rachel and Franklin.  We learn that he possesses the missing piece of information about the opium that induced Franklin to … Continue reading

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