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Monday, August 20, 2018

Review of Legacy by Kandi Steiner


Legacy
by Kandi Steiner

Okay, let me just say that I literally binge read all four PSU books—and Black Number Four—in a row. So I have literally waited like four days to write my review because I probably could have written my own full length book on my thoughts after finishing!

I want to go back to college, and I want to apply to Palm South University.

I don’t know if there is a better way of expressing my extreme affection and for the characters in these books other than saying I want to jump into the pages and relive my college days right beside them.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

The Complicated Masculinity of Rebecca Sharp in William Thackeray’s Vanity Fair

          William Thackeray’s Vanity Fair has been dubbed a “principle founder”[1]in Victorian novels. The text propelled Thackeray into the writing spotlight, but there was something in the text—maybe even on the cover—that many readers were missing. Vanity Fair has a semi-famous subtitle: A Novel Without a Hero. As the novel gained notoriety critics began to latch on to that little subtitle, and from there an entire area of study emerged. People wanted to know if Vanity Fair was telling the truth about the complete lack of a hero. 
            The motherless Rebecca Sharp and passive Amelia Sedley meet at Miss Pinkerton’s academy, and they leave together to try and break into the social climbing life of Vanity Fair. It is clear from the beginning that Amelia has a general distaste for the values that she must embrace to survive in this world, and it is also clear that Becky embraces the values with open arms. The women both marry, but are greeted only by trouble. Both George and Rawdon, the respective husbands, are cut off from their families because of their marriages. Despite this fact, the two couples decide to try their hand and tough it out. Soon, both Amelia and Becky give birth to sons. 

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