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Mobility in the Banlieue

The three primary characters of La Haine are persistently focused on the concept of mobility. Saïd, Vinz, and Hubert devote a majority of their time on film to a series of fruitless efforts at finding means of transportation. Their activities … Continue reading

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Rue de la Montagne Sainte Geneviève

The Rue de la Montagne Sainte Geneviève is a rather unassuming street within the Latin Quarter of Paris. It cuts through a small portion of the Fifth Arrondissement down a hill from the Pantheon towards the Maubert-Mutualité metro stop. From … Continue reading

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A Matter of Duality

The central conflict of Jean Rhys’s novel Good Morning, Midnight is rooted in the concept of perception. Concerning narrative, the work revolves around the character Sasha Jansen’s various, volatile perceptions of the environment in which she exists and her consistent … Continue reading

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