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Mirroring Mothers: Self-Identity and the Maternal Threat in George Eliot’s Adam Bede and Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s Lady Lilith, Olivia Bam

An analysis of the character Hetty Sorrel in George Eliot’s Adam Bede (1859) and Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s Lady Lilith (1868) as reflections of the Victorian preoccupation with narcissistic women. The two women, at first glance very different, highlight the psychological relevance and significance the mirror holds for the works themselves and the mirror’s wider social implications.

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Thursday, April 30, 2015
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