Tag Archive: Ayesha

She: A History of Adventure


She: A History of Adventure by H. Rider Haggard is a story of, clearly, adventure and travel. The story’s main characters, Horace Holly and Leo Vincey, travel to eastern Africa following the instructions… Continue reading

The White Queen’s Burden


H. Rider Haggard seemed quite fond of his immortal sorceress Ayesha, the titular antagonist of She, and featured her in three sequels to the 1887 novel. But Haggard does not simply explore and exploit the… Continue reading

Vanity of Vanities!


What’s the meaning of life? What are the ends of my actions, of my thoughts? What will be my legacy? Questions are everywhere and the great search is for the answers. The great… Continue reading

Ayesha v.s. the Imperialist Romance


While it is important to note Ayesha’s role in defying the typical Victorian gender structure of what a woman should or ought to be, I was more interested in seeing the way that… Continue reading

The Victorian Woman vs. She


The Victorian era brought forth new ideas of thinking, through literature and art, people were exploring to places they had never before seen, and the industrial revolution caused the idea of social reform… Continue reading

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

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