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QCQ-05 for English 420, Victorian Monsters

QCQ-05 for English 420, Victorian Monsters

Quotation “Well; I would rather die yonder than in a street, or on a frequented road,” I reflected. “And far better that crows and ravens — if any ravens there be in these regions — should pick my flesh from my bones, than that they should be prisoned in a workhouse coffin, and molder in a pauper’s grave.” (422) Connection Jane is on her own now. She has gone from Thornfield Hall, away from Mr. Rochester, after having found out…

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QCQ-04 Part 1 & 2 for English 420, Victorian Monsters

QCQ-04 Part 1 & 2 for English 420, Victorian Monsters

QCQ-04 Part 2 I read the QCQs of my regular in-class group. Interestingly we selected similar quotes (I employed two quotes, actually. One as the feature and one as context) or similar scenes but different quotes. For this to happen implies there must be particular power in them. To the similar quote (hers was the feature and mine was the context): her emphasis seemed to be Jane as the nonconformist, while my perspective was and still is admiration of Jane’s…

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QCQ-03 for English 420, Victorian Monsters

QCQ-03 for English 420, Victorian Monsters

Quotation “Nevertheless, there is a clear line of continuity from Frankenstein’s “workshop of filthy creation” (Shelley 1994, 36) and Glasgow University’s anatomical laboratory to Ure’s utopian vision of the automatic factory as both “a vast automaton, composed of various mechanical and intellectual organs” and a site where the powers of labour, science, and capital operate together “in harmony” to “form a body […] like those of organic life”. (316) Connection Smith’s scholarly article progressively shows that Frankenstein “explores a profound…

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Commonplace Book

Commonplace Book

Final CPB Reflection: 05-03-2022 Kelsey McKinney’s evaluation of commonplace books as “literary scrapbook…instinctual to intellectual cultivation” resonates with me. Content that I chose for my commonplacing was meant to help me better understand context for analyses of our Victorian Monsters literature. Since I opted for the scholarly editions of our texts, I wanted to make full use of them. Unless otherwise prompted, I chose to draw from these editions for my CPB entries. From these sources I featured contextual articles…

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QCQ-02

QCQ-02

QCQ-02 for English 420: Victorian Monsters by Andrea Aufdencamp “The different accidents of life are not so changeable as the feelings of human nature. I had worked hard for nearly two years, for the sole purpose of infusing life into an inanimate body. For this I had deprived myself of rest and health. I had desired it with an ardour that far exceeded moderation; but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and…

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