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Narrative of progress?

We’ve talked before in class about¬† progress narratives in which, as time goes on, there is a formation or development towards some kind of ending, such as modernity (in the case of writings like the speech by Prince Albert). Whether … Continue reading

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Miss Clack’s letters

I couldn’t help but question the purpose of chapter VI. I would like to open the following question to everyone: why do you think this chapter has been included in the narrative? What is its purpose in the story? It … Continue reading

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Superior to Reason

Gabriel Betteredge has been our only real source of information about the mystery of the Moonstone, except for the prologue written by the cousin of John Herncastle.¬† He has always been conscious of his story telling, constantly jilting the reader … Continue reading

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Rachel: a portrait of a “modern” woman?

As the Betteredges’s narrative progresses, I was particularly struck by the portait of Miss Rachel and her marriage plot of the two suitors. Our narrator describes her first as “difficult […] to fathom” and then presents many of her characteristics … Continue reading

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