We all have to start somewhere – The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf

I love Virginia Woolf. She is one of my favourite novelists of all time. Many people disagree. I say they are entitled to their opinions although I do believe they are incorrect. Basically, unless you're willing to embrace the weirdness and unique-ness that IS Modernism, you should go back to the Romantic writers. But that's … Continue reading We all have to start somewhere – The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf

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The Superficiality of The Patriarchy – Character Analysis of Villette by Charlotte Brontë

Villette is a highly character driven and character focussed novel, since it is so centred on a comedic number of Brontëan Coincidences™ that deal with bumping into the same people in different places, even if that place is a fictional town in a fictional Kingdom. Unsurprisingly, the characters are very important, and it's a true … Continue reading The Superficiality of The Patriarchy – Character Analysis of Villette by Charlotte Brontë

M. Paul Emanuel is the worst, a Summary of Villette by Charlotte Brontë

So, as a part of the Victorians course I foolishly decided to be examined in at the end of this year (aka in a month's time), we had to read Charlotte Brontë's Villette. It's the first book by her I've ever read, and it's not bad. It's actually pretty good! Lucy Snowe is the best protagonist … Continue reading M. Paul Emanuel is the worst, a Summary of Villette by Charlotte Brontë