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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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He

My initial reaction to this novel was mostly in regard to what the novel is saying about the consequences of strong women and female authority, but I think that it is also significant to notice what it says about men.  … Continue reading

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Life and Death

As one would expect with a book entitled She, gender roles is an important theme throughout the story. In the last section of reading, Leo, Holly, Job, and Ayesha penetrate “the very womb of the world” (245). Ayesha says, “prepare … Continue reading

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She, Biblical Symbols, and the Meaning of Life?

In her blog post on “She and the Christian Dichotomy,” Gillian points out how Christian symbols and themes are used to describe She. I also noticed of how Haggard cleverly twists obvious biblical parallels in the last passage of reading. … Continue reading

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Sin and She

The Penguin Classics cover we looked at in class on Tuesday was very much in my thoughts throughout this section of She.  From my art history classes, I knew it to be a painting by a German painter, Franz von … Continue reading

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