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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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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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