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Northanger Abbey

            Catherine in Northanger Abbey brings us back to Bath. I noticed that the novel seems to be centered on women trying to find a husband and look pretty to the outside world. It reminded me of “A Lady’s Dressing Room,” where the man was horrified when he saw everything that went into making a … Continue reading

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Mary Prince

The narrative by Mary Prince differed largely from that of Equiano’s. In Equiano’s narrative, Equiano speaks very deliberately, intelligently, and impassively. Mary Prince’s narrative is not only published with a preface and a closing “supplement” equivalent in length to the narrative itself by the editor, but her story can be heard through the faltering, struggling, … Continue reading

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Project Idea

For my final project, I plan on writing a journal from the viewpoint of a fictional character to show how shifts in time represent cultural change. In the journal, my character will have just woken up in modern time after falling asleep in the 18th century. I will pinpoint specific topics and my character will … Continue reading