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Tension and Reason

Gabriel’s encounter with Mr. Murthwaite on Rachel’s birthday builds tension to foreshadow the coming mysterious events of the night, as well as characterizes Gabriel as a practical man that trusts his routines to deal with anxiety. The quarrel between the … 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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