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QCQ-12 English 420, Victorian Monsters

QCQ-12 English 420, Victorian Monsters

Quotation “Thus when we find the habitation of this man-that-was, we can confine him to his coffin and destroy him, if we obey what we know. But he is clever…He must, indeed, have been that Voivode Dracula who won his name against the Turk…If it be so, then was he no common man; for in that time, and for centuries after, he was spoken of as the cleverest and most cunning, as well as the bravest of the sons of…

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QCQ-11 English 420, Victorian Monsters

QCQ-11 English 420, Victorian Monsters

Quotation ‘We Szekelys have a right to be proud, for in our veins flows the blood of many brave races who fought as the lion fights, for lordship. Here, in the whirlpool of European races, the Ugric tribe bore down from Iceland the fighting spirit which Thor and Wodin gave them, which their Berserkers displayed to such fell intent on the seaboards of Europe, ay, and of Asia and Africa too, till the peoples thought that they were-wolves themselves had…

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QCQ-10 English 420, Victorian Monsters

QCQ-10 English 420, Victorian Monsters

Quotation “On the right was the majestic seated figure of a goddess. Her hands were crossed upon her knees, and she was naked from her waist upwards. I fancied it was meant for Isis. On her brow was perched a gaily appareled beetle—that ubiquitous beetle!—forming a bright spot of colour against her coppery skin, —it was an exact reproduction of the creatures which were imaged on the carpet. In front of the idol was an enormous fiery furnace. In the…

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QCQ-09 English 420, Victorian Monsters

QCQ-09 English 420, Victorian Monsters

Quotation “…For you are my slave,—at my beck and call,—my familiar spirit, to do with as I will,—you know this, —eh?” ‘I did know it, and the knowledge of my impotence was terrible. I felt that if I could only get away from him; only release myself from the bonds with which he had bound me about; only remove myself from the horrible glamour of his near neighborhood; only get one or two square meals and have an opportunity of…

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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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QCQ -01 for English 420, Victorian Monsters

QCQ -01 for English 420, Victorian Monsters

For our first QCQ assignment, that we consider a contemporary monster in today’s media that embodies this cultural moment and evaluate it using one of Jeffrey Cohen’s “Monster Culture” theses, I think of the White Walker from the HBO series, Game of Thrones. Relying on Google for a memory assist, it says “A White Walker is a humanoid creature…Primarily referred to as the Others in the novels, White Walkers are a supernatural threat to mankind…” (gameofthrones.fandom.com) The White Walkers seek…

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