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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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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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Is Female Authority Undermined in the Conclusion?

After finishing She and thinking back to some of our class discussions concerning Ayesha’s role as a terrifying and unstoppable female ruler, I am unsure of where I stand in regards to Haggard’s relationship with female empowerment.  Ayesha is feared … 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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Object vs Gazer – Today and in She

During our class discussions and in every reading assignment of She there appears the power struggle between gazer and object. Normally it would appear that the person looking upon the object holds all the power, for his gaze defines and … Continue reading

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