History Literature / Middlemarch

8th Oct '17 12:04:09 PM letatcestmoi
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* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Bulstrode]], after being shunned for [[spoiler: Raffles' death]], does try to put things right for Fred Vincy.

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** Actually, no. Rosamond plays an active role in getting the Lydgates into debt; she's the one who wants an expensive house, expensive furniture, and resists any of Tertius' attempts to recover, going behind his back multiple times. She definitely does not "try with her limited means", and while this is definitely due to her extremely limited upbringing, she is extraordinarily selfish and is an example of how some women really reinforce gender stereotypes and roles in society.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Bulstrode]], after being shunned for or [[spoiler: Raffles' death]], does try to put things right for Fred Vincy.
17th Jun '16 6:15:27 PM bombadilla
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* GoldDigger: Rosamond Vincy is a subversion. What she originally wants is sophistication and an escape from provincial boredom. Her family are comfortably well-off but by no means rich and she repeatedly turns down suitors who are wealthier. It's flat-out poverty that crushes her spirit.

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* GoldDigger: Rosamond Vincy is a subversion. What she originally wants expects to achieve through marriage is sophistication and an escape from provincial boredom. boredom rather than getting filthy rich. Her family are comfortably well-off but (though by no means rich rich) and she repeatedly turns down suitors who are wealthier. It's flat-out poverty that crushes her spirit.
15th May '16 4:21:00 AM bombadilla
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* EnglishRose: All three main female characters are subversions. Rosamond was raised to be, and seen by most outsiders as, an archetypal English Rose: beautiful, gentle and virtuous, whereas inwardly she is shallow and selfish. Mary Garth is perfectly honourable and well-mannered, but she is quite plain. Dorothea is the one that comes closest to playing this trope straight, as she is at once beautiful, incredibly modest and a seriously good person, but she is a bit too independent to be considered a completely decent lady in 19th century England.

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* EnglishRose: All three main female characters are subversions. Rosamond was raised to be, and seen by most outsiders as, an archetypal English Rose: beautiful, gentle and virtuous, whereas inwardly she is shallow and selfish. Mary Garth is perfectly honourable and well-mannered, but she is quite plain. Dorothea is the one that comes closest to playing this trope straight, as she is at once beautiful, incredibly modest (in both senses of the word) and a seriously good person, but she is a bit too independent to be considered a completely decent lady in 19th century England.
15th May '16 3:11:26 AM bombadilla
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* GoldDigger: Rosamond Vincy. She's badly disappointed.
** Not exactly. She wants sophistication and an escape from provincial boredom. Her family are comfortably well-off but by no means rich and she repeatedly turns down suitors who are wealthier. It's flat-out poverty that crushes her spirit.

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* GoldDigger: Rosamond Vincy. She's badly disappointed.
** Not exactly. She
Vincy is a subversion. What she originally wants is sophistication and an escape from provincial boredom. Her family are comfortably well-off but by no means rich and she repeatedly turns down suitors who are wealthier. It's flat-out poverty that crushes her spirit.
22nd Mar '16 4:41:52 PM RichardW72
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Two television adaptations have been made, in 1968 and in 1994, and a film by Sam Mendes is in production.

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Two television adaptations have been made, in 1968 and in 1994, and a 1994. No film by has yet been made, although Sam Mendes is in production.was once reported to have been producing one.
17th Aug '15 6:10:49 AM bombadilla
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* EnglishRose: All three main female characters are subversions. Rosamond was raised to be, and seen by most outsiders as, an archetypal English Rose: beautiful, gentle and virtuous, but inwardly she is shallow and selfish. Mary Garth is perfectly honourable and well-mannered, but she is quite plain. Dorothea is the one that comes closest to playing this trope straight, as she is at once beautiful, incredibly modest and a seriously good person, but she is a bit too independent to be considered a completely decent lady in 19th century England.

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* EnglishRose: All three main female characters are subversions. Rosamond was raised to be, and seen by most outsiders as, an archetypal English Rose: beautiful, gentle and virtuous, but whereas inwardly she is shallow and selfish. Mary Garth is perfectly honourable and well-mannered, but she is quite plain. Dorothea is the one that comes closest to playing this trope straight, as she is at once beautiful, incredibly modest and a seriously good person, but she is a bit too independent to be considered a completely decent lady in 19th century England.
17th Aug '15 6:00:31 AM bombadilla
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* EnglishRose: All three main female characters are subversions. Rosamond was raised to be, and seen by most outsiders as, an archetypal EnglishRose, beautiful, gentle and virtuous; but inwardly she is shallow and selfish. Mary Garth is perfectly honourable and well-mannered, but she is quite plain. Dorothea is the one that comes closest to playing this trope straight, as she is at once beautiful, incredibly modest and a seriously good person, but she is a bit too independent to be considered a completely decent lady in 19th century England.

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* EnglishRose: All three main female characters are subversions. Rosamond was raised to be, and seen by most outsiders as, an archetypal EnglishRose, English Rose: beautiful, gentle and virtuous; virtuous, but inwardly she is shallow and selfish. Mary Garth is perfectly honourable and well-mannered, but she is quite plain. Dorothea is the one that comes closest to playing this trope straight, as she is at once beautiful, incredibly modest and a seriously good person, but she is a bit too independent to be considered a completely decent lady in 19th century England.
17th Aug '15 5:58:24 AM bombadilla
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* EnglishRose: All three main female characters are subversions. Rosamond was raised to be, and seen by most outsiders as, an archetypal EnglishRose, beautiful, gentle and virtuous; but inwardly she is shallow and selfish. Mary Garth is perfectly honourable and well-mannered, but she is quite plain. Dorothea is the one that comes closest to playing this trope straight, as she is at once beautiful, incredibly modest and a seriously good person, but she is a bit too "fervent" in her beliefs and ideals, and a bit too interested in "manly affairs" (such as managing her land, or science and learning) to be considered a completely decent lady in 19th century England.

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* EnglishRose: All three main female characters are subversions. Rosamond was raised to be, and seen by most outsiders as, an archetypal EnglishRose, beautiful, gentle and virtuous; but inwardly she is shallow and selfish. Mary Garth is perfectly honourable and well-mannered, but she is quite plain. Dorothea is the one that comes closest to playing this trope straight, as she is at once beautiful, incredibly modest and a seriously good person, but she is a bit too "fervent" in her beliefs and ideals, and a bit too interested in "manly affairs" (such as managing her land, or science and learning) independent to be considered a completely decent lady in 19th century England.
17th Aug '15 5:57:11 AM bombadilla
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* EnglishRose: All three main female characters are subversions. Rosamond was raised to be, and seen by most outsiders as, an archetypal EnglishRose, beautiful, gentle and virtuous, but inwardly she is shallow and selfish. Mary Garth is perfectly honourable and well-mannered, but she is quite plain. Dorothea is the one that comes closest to playing this trope straight, as she is at once beautiful, incredibly modest and a seriously good person, but she is a bit too "fervent" in her beliefs and ideals, and a bit too interested in "manly affairs" (such as managing her land, or science and learning) to be considered a completely decent lady in 19th century England.

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* EnglishRose: All three main female characters are subversions. Rosamond was raised to be, and seen by most outsiders as, an archetypal EnglishRose, beautiful, gentle and virtuous, virtuous; but inwardly she is shallow and selfish. Mary Garth is perfectly honourable and well-mannered, but she is quite plain. Dorothea is the one that comes closest to playing this trope straight, as she is at once beautiful, incredibly modest and a seriously good person, but she is a bit too "fervent" in her beliefs and ideals, and a bit too interested in "manly affairs" (such as managing her land, or science and learning) to be considered a completely decent lady in 19th century England.
17th Aug '15 5:56:21 AM bombadilla
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* EnglishRose: All three main female characters are subversions. Rosamond was raised to be, and seen by most outsiders as, an archetypal EnglishRose, beautiful, gentle and virtuous, but inwardly she is shallow and selfish. Mary Garth is perfectly honourable and well-mannered, but she is quite plain. Dorothea is the one that comes closest to playing this trope straight, as she is at once beautiful, incredibly modest and a seriously good person, but she is a bit too "fervent" in her beliefs and ideals, and a bit too interested in "manly affairs" (such as managing her land, or science and learning) to be considered a completely decent lady in 19th century England.
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