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  • The Blithedale Romance
    Both Priscilla and Zenobia are shown to represent the male patriarchal society at the time that this novel is set and the way that is left women little control over their own lives and also...

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    Class oppression can most clearly be seen in the characters of Moodie and Priscilla in Chapter 22 of this novel, where the story of Fauntleroy and his two daughters is revealed to Coverdale and the...

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    For a place that is supposed to be some sort of utopia, it is clear that issues such as class are not so easily forgotten. This is most clearly shown through the relationship between Zenobia and...

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    There is no evidence to suggest that Coverdale's confession, which is so dramatically revealed in the final chapter of the book, is something which could be doubted. Rather, in a sense, it beings...

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    I assume you are refering to the fire mentioned in Chapter Four of this text. The fire is clearly used as a symbol of the group as they meet in their early stages of utopian fervour, representing...

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    meant their not they're

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    I guess you could say Blithedale failed because human beings are notoriously weak. We try to create utopias based on what we think are rules that will make things perfect, but our base desires...

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    complexion less fresh than her own, but, to her, not unbecoming. I buy tegretol. wondered what she intended: whether she really would send Dr. John or cheap alfuzosin.

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    In this final chapter, Miles Coverdale looks back on his time at Blithedale from the vantage point of middle age. He had left the farm "within the week after Zenobia's death", and has...

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    Zenobia is buried "on the gently sloping hill-side" where it was once supposed that she and Hollingsworth would build their cottage. At her simple funeral, bereft of "frippery of...

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    It is close to midnight when Coverdale goes to Hollingsworth's window to solicit his help. He has found Zenobia's "delicate handkerchief, marked with a well-known cypher" by the stream,...

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    Coverdale listens to Zenobia's sobs "in unbroken silence." He wants to help her in her grief, but can think of no way to do so. Curiously, his own heart is shaken by the "hardly...

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    Having come unexpectedly upon Priscilla, Hollingsworth, and Zenobia at the base of Eliot's pulpit, Coverdale senses that they have just had a scene, and that he is an intruder. He tactfully...

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    Coverdale returns to Blithedale on "the most delightful of all days" He looks forward to seeing his friends, especially Hollingsworth, Zenobia, and Priscilla, but reflects that it is...

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    Stunned by the story revealed to him by Moodie, Coverdale wanders for a time in New England, and chances one day upon an exhibition at a village-hall. The particular exhibition which he attends is...

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    Twenty five years ago, Moodie, then called Fauntleroy, was "a man of wealth, who married a beautiful woman who gave him a beautiful daughter. His love for them was superficial, his greatest...

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    Driven by an insatiable curiosity to understand the mystery surrounding Priscilla and Zenobia, Coverdale remembers old Moodie, and his relationship with Priscilla, and determines to seek an...

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    Priscilla arrives at Zenobia's drawing room, where Zenobia and Coverdale are waiting. She is wearing a gauzy dress of pure white, which accentuates her ethereal beauty. Coverdale notices this,...

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    Coverdale feels compelled to figure out the reason behind Zenobia's and Priscilla's presence, and their connection with Westervelt. Zenobia is irritated with his "vulgar curiosity", but...

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    Coverdale had left Blithedale in part to escape the questions tormenting him about his three friends, but once he had gone he began to dream of them, of Hollingsworth and Zenobia kissing...

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    Arriving in town, Coverdale settles into a hotel that is "...situated somewhat aloof from (his) former track in life". Desiring some time for solitude, he has chosen his lodgings so as...

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    After his conversation with Hollingsworth, Coverdale becomes restless and dissatisfied with life and Blithedale. He decides to go on a trip to the seashore to restore his health after so much...

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    On a summer’s day, Coverdale and Hollingsworth were repairing a stone fence and enjoying some moments of conversation. Coverdale begins rhapsodizing about the future of Blithedale. He sees a time...

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    Sundays are days of rest in the Blithedale community. While some spend the day in traditional worship at one of the local churches, some spend it communing with nature. Such are Coverdale,...

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    Zenobia tells the tale of "The Silvery Veil."The story references the Veiled Lady, the mesmerist or medium that was popular a few months previously, and whom Coverdale had gone to see on...

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    Coverdale has provided for himself a retreat, not belonging to the community as a whole, one where he can go to escape the crowd (despite the intention of the Blithedale philosophy). On one of his...

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    In order to take a break from hard labor, Coverdale decides to take a walking tour in the woods. As he was walking along the path, a stranger hails him, calling him "friend." He resents...

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    As Coverdale and Hollingsworth are sharing a lunch under a tree, a visitor appears. While many visitors come to investigate the Blithedale community, most come to participate (in a very limited way...

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    Coverdale muses on the paradoxical views that he has about Hollingsworth. On the one hand, he esteems him highly and counts him as one of his closest friends. On the other, he has a certain fear of...

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    As spring advances, the Blithedale community celebrates May Day, albeit belatedly to avoid the remnants of wintry weather. Coverdale is not sure if this was Zenobia’s idea or the wish of the...

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    As Coverdale continues to recuperate, he is visited by Priscilla, the newest Blithedale resident. She comes to his sick chamber, bearing a nightcap that she has made especially for him, and a...

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    Coverdale awakens in the morning to the sound of Hollingsworth’s prayers coming through the partition. He is struck by the man’s spirituality, yet does not necessarily follow his example....

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    After the evening meal, the group, except for Silas, gathers in the sitting room. Priscilla sits beside Zenobia, gazing at her with "humble delight", and Coverfield supposes that perhaps...

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    Huddled before the warmth of the hearth fire that is "somewhat too abundant", the group gathers together, fieldhands, handmaidens, and the visitors to Blithedale. Everyone is friendly, but rather...

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    As "the first comer", Zenobia welcomes the travelers to Blithedale Farm, having "something appropriate...to say to every individual". She tells Mr. Coverdale that she is a fan...

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    The next day, Coverdale had journeyed to Blithedale. Though it was mid-April and the morning had been warm, a sudden snowstorm blew in, providing a marked contrast to the warm, cozy fire that...

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    Miles Coverdale, a young man, is returning home from an exhibition by the Veiled Lady, a well-known mesmerist of the day, where he had been inquiring of her concerning the success of the Blithedale...

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    Blithedale as a community is an experiment in socialism. Its supporters are seeking "a better life", and hope through their endeavors to achieve "the reformation of the world",...

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