Whether imagining split personalities (The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde) or representing how the past uncannily repeats itself in the present (Wuthering Heights), Victorian literature is interested in the merger, juxtaposition, and collision of opposing pairs. In this class, we will think through a few of these pairs—self and other, women and men, past and present, public and private—as we read novels and poetry from the period.
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