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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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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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The Reluctant Stork of Middlemarch

Rosamond was expecting a baby. Celia had recently had a baby. Very few children earn names or titles in Middlemarch. Therefore, adolescence continues to exist on the periphery of the novel. As Professor Hensley mentioned briefly in class on Monday, … Continue reading

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Standards & Poor

Throughout the novel it seems as though each character experiences at least one instance of a struggle between the old traditions and the new ideas. This is a period of shifting ideals and changing beliefs towards how one conducts him/herself … Continue reading

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