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QCQ-08 English 420, Victorian Monsters

QCQ-08 English 420, Victorian Monsters

Quotation “There is no such thing as a good influence, Mr Gray. All influence is immoral—immoral from the scientific point of view…Because to influence a person is to give him one’s own soul. He does not think his natural thoughts, or burn with his natural passions. His virtues are not real to him. His sins, if there are such things as sins, are borrowed. He becomes an echo of some one else’s music, an actor or a part that has…

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QCQ-07 English 420, Victorian Monsters

QCQ-07 English 420, Victorian Monsters

Quotation “Yes, I preferred the elderly and discontented doctor, surrounded by friends and cherishing honest hopes; and bade a resolute farewell to the liberty, the comparative youth, the light step, leaping pulses and secret pleasures, that I had enjoyed in the disguise of Hyde. I made this choice perhaps with some unconscious reservation, for I neither gave up the house in Soho, nor destroyed the clothes of Edward Hyde, which still lay ready in my cabinet. For two months, however,…

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QCQ-06 English 420, Victorian Monsters

QCQ-06 English 420, Victorian Monsters

Quotation “I was in my own room, and sitting by the window, which was open: it soothed me to feel the balmy night-air; though I could see no stars, and only by a vague, luminous haze, knew the presence of a moon. I longed for thee, Janet! Oh, I longed for thee both with soul and flesh! I asked of God, at once in anguish and humility, if I had not been long enough desolate, afflicted, tormented; and might not…

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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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