Tag Archives: Periphery/Core

The Dangers of the Periphery

In the Victorian adventure novel, whether it takes place ‘abroad’ or at home in England, most writers show a danger to the core that originates in the periphery.  In The Moonstone, this danger reaches out and nearly rips an entire … Continue reading

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Chris Hedges- Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt

I went to the lecture by Chris Hedges tonight and was very moved by it, despite the fact that I had not previous heard of Hedges or his book Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt.  Hedges argues that the liberal … 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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