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March 1 Reading/Explication Exercise - “A New England Nun” o She has just ended her engagement, afraid that her way of life will be  taken away, but it actually isn’t, and she will be okay.  o “domain” – she didn’t want to leave her house  o She is happy because she gets to keep her way of life.  - “The Other Two” o She adjusts to life with each of them, and he realizes how she got that  way, because she got to know the different men and had to adjust to life  with them. o Reference to shoe: as she is kind of a commodity, she is passed around  from man to man.  o Divorce is a social problem, so try to fix this as being a solution to a 
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Unformatted text preview: social problem by being friends with your exes. -The Yellow Wall-paper o This is of the end, climactic moment of her insanity, she is totally gone. Naturalism Handout-People are animals o Relates to prominence of Darwnism, and we are all engaged in a Darwanian struggle to survive, primal desires and fears (hunger)-Forces beyond their control, at the mercy of the elements-God is cold/indifferent o Anti-Whitman -Ordinary people in extraordinary situations o Ex. On the open sea-Philsophical belief and determinism o (forces beyond their control) we dont have free will and control in our environment -Capriciousness of fate...
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