Eighteenth Century / Uncategorized

Piggybacking on Lauren’s ideas: Eating Identity

I wanted to continue to develop some patterns of similarity between our reading last week and our reading this week. So I’m going to think a little bit about the ways in which food and comestibles transport characters to other places and sometimes reveal their vulnerability as bodies with interior spaces (or, to parallel the … Continue reading



I found the writer’s style of a novel in the form of a series of letters between characters to be very interesting! It also was interesting that the novel is titled “The Expedition of Humphry Clinker,” but readers don’t even encounter said character until well into the novel. I found a connection between Humphry Clinker … Continue reading



In She Stoops to Conquer, I noticed a lot of emphasis on class. Marlow acts completely differently around woman he believes are of high-class (Kate when he first meets her), and women who he believes are of low-class (Kate when she is disguised as a barmaid). Also, when Hasting and Marlow encounter Mr. Hardcastle, they … Continue reading