Tag Archives: Rosamond

“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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The Gossamer Webs of Perception

“Seated with his back towards her on a sofa which stood against the wall on a line with the door by which she had entered, she saw Will Ladislaw; close by him and turned towards him with a flushed tearfulness … Continue reading

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“Perfect Womanhood” from Rosamond to Hitchcock

After attending the Lackay lecture today, I couldn’t help but see the parallels between what Prof. Mulvey characterized as the “male gaze” in Hitchcock’s film “Vertigo” and the gaze of the narrator in Middlemarch. Prof. Mulvey specifically discussed the contrast … Continue reading

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A keepsake named keepsake

The interaction between Rosamond and Mr. Ned Plymdale (mainly page 253) caught my interest in two main ways. The first being how superficial and unsubtle Ned is, the second being its similarity to Dorothea’s past situation. Ned is constantly focused … Continue reading

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The Viewer and the Viewed: Lydgate’s Male Gaze

Towards the end of our assigned reading, Rosamond and the young promising doctor Lydgate encounter each other and converse. I couldn’t help but notice Eliot’s focus (pun intended) on lenses, sight and photographic explanations of the inner-workings of the characters’ … Continue reading

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