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Subversive Similarities

The Rosamond-Lydgate saga is wearing on me— the constant avoidance, the ever-expanding and entangling network, and the exhausting hysterics. The old saying goes that opposites attract, and at first glance Rosamond and Lydgate seem to be quite contrary. After all, … Continue reading

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“Their Mutual Life”: Lydgate’s Double Consciousness and complicated ‘nodes’ of the web

Hi all! In chapters 64-67 of Middlemarch, George Eliot portrays the strain of debt on Lydgate and Rosamond’s married life. I would like to examine the connection between these two ‘nodes’ by noting Eliot’s diction and the way she constructs … Continue reading

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