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Emma Bovary: The Faux-Tragic Heroine

It is without a doubt that Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary deserves its place among the great works of canonical literature. His use of free indirect discourse was revolutionary at the time of the novel’s publication, and has been an influence over Western writers, and therefore readers, ever since. Added...

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Devaluing Stock: How Mr. Bennet’s Negligence Risked the Value of the Bennet Brand

It’s no secret that until Mr. Darcy had revealed his more sensitive side, Mr. Bennet was Elizabeth’s ideal standard of manhood: an “odd mixture of quick parts, sarcastic humour, reserve, and caprice” (3). He was the male image of herself, naturally, since she had been his favorite child and...

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Babies, Bridges and Barricades: Adolescence Denied in Freeman’s Short Story “Old Woman Magoun”

“Old Woman Magoun” is a haunting and puzzling tale. It is not only the witness of Lily’s murder that leaves the reader haunted, but the fact this story spares none of its adult characters. All are pathetic, trapped in the scope of their own vices or malice, or the...

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