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Authentic Aspects Revealed

Throughout the twenty five chapters one can see that the narrator has not been himself or lived his own life. Hence, he thought of himself as the invisible man. Since the beginning of the novel he reveals that he is … Continue reading

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Strether’s downfall

The anamorphosis of the skull in Holbein’s painting is a representation of a theme seen in the novel. The anamorphosis suggest a hunting failure that Strether has and can not get rid of. Initially Strehter’s hunting was the death of … Continue reading

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Holbein’s painting as an Optical Symbol for the text

Seeing the image of Holbein’s 1533 painting “The Ambassadors” adds to my reading of the book because it suggest that the story will focus on how wealth and social class affect the characters living conditions and the people whom the … Continue reading

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Motion pictures present Modernity

Eadweard Muybridge creation of being able to capture pictures in motion was a facinating yet controversal contribution to the world. Muybridge’s interest with capturing the muscles of animals and viewing images that the human eye was unable to see on … Continue reading

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Conscious State of Mind…

Rita Carter’s discussion of consciousness in 2002 compares with William James’s in 1890 in a way in which both authors address our conscious state of mind. Carter and James mentions that our minds are always working, providing examples of how … Continue reading

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Wikipedia Ideas

1) Shift in Vision (perhaps discussing Crary’s camera obscura model; a tool that allowed people to see realistic images) 2) Fabrication of the Eye (perhaps discussing Hoffman’s explanations of how the human eye has the ability to fabricate what we … Continue reading

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Whitman’s Camera like vision

Whitman’s account of the war is similar to the account presented in the photos in Trachtenberg’s chapters, because they both narrate a story about the civil war. Whitman’s account tells a story about the civil war through his narrative, and … Continue reading

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In depth with Dickinson

Instead of viewing delight through the eyes of one who is content, Dickinson takes a different perspective in her poem 539, viewing delight from one who is in pain. Dickinson figuratively mentions “Delight becomes pictorial” (1), “When viewed though pain” … Continue reading

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“Confrontation of eye and sun…”

1)  “There is a profound shift in the way in which an observer is described, figured and posited in science, philosophy, and in new techniques and practices of vision” (Crary 31). Here, Crary mentions that a new idea is being … Continue reading

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