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Haggard’s Ayesha and Tolkien’s Galadreil


In H. Rider Haggard’s She, we first meet with a cruel and ruthless queen bent on ruling the world through fear and dominance.  When we are introduced to She-who-must-be-obeyed, this queen is the… Continue reading

A Brief History of Eastern African Empire in Relation to Haggard’s She


In She by H. Rider Haggard, the characters Holly, Leo, Job, and Mahomed find themselves becalmed on their whaling boat. As the boat nears the shore, Holly notices a colossal rock that he… Continue reading

How Frances Got Her Groove Back


Upon reading Domestic Manners of the Americans by Frances Trollope, the readers are introduced to a woman named Frances who expects to find American society similar to that of England. As she describes… Continue reading

A Tale of Two Monsters, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Monster


The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson has seen many adaptations over the years, and through these adaptations we have seen Hyde evolve into an animalistic behemoth;… Continue reading

Soot -Oh, Sweep


When one thinks of a Chimney Sweeper, the first image to come to mind is the romanticized character of Bert the Chimney Sweep from Mary Poppins, the happy-go-lucky figure who always had a… Continue reading

Yamba’s Appeal to the British People


The Sorrows of Yamba by Hannah More and Eaglesfield Smith calls for the abrogation of Slavery within Britain and its colonies by not only giving an account of the atrocities dealt to the… Continue reading

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