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A Carol In Dublin

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Power Without Power

In the final act of Death and the King’s Horseman there exists an interesting distribution of power among the various characters and groups. Those who think they are in power are frequently not, and those who are not usually in … Continue reading

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Distance to Barbarianism

The separation between the barbarian society and the frontier society seems to be mirrored by the separation between the empire and the same frontier society. There are miscommunications between the groups, and there is an undeniable separation between the frontier … Continue reading

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The Expected Actions: Like a Boss

“That was it,” he said, heaving himself out of his chair. “I thought you’d like to know. The girls were in Belgium last week having a look at poor Reggie’s grave, and they happened to come across your boy’s. They’re … Continue reading

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Zooks!

Actual Title: The Flesh is the Soul In Fra Lippo Lippi Robert Browning explores a number of elements of art, but in particular he explores the way the church expected art to be both aesthetically and  conceptually. The artist in … Continue reading

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Possession and Obsession: My Last Duchess and Porphyria’s Lover

These poems both have a common theme: that of the improper and extraordinary possessiveness of men during the period. Both poems feature men who had deemed a woman their own, but could not have them. Porphyria’s Lover features a man … Continue reading

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Volume I of Jane Eyre

(Note: As I bought a copy of the book different from the one in the book store, the pages do not match.) The first volume of Jane Eyre seems to be a study of interactions between adults and the adolescents … Continue reading

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