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Redemption and the return to origins
Jeff Rosen

political efforts to assimilate or segregate the colonial Other are portrayed as an accepted social goal, but one that is also resisted as well. Saint-Pierre, for example, acknowledges slavery as a fact of life on Mauritius; he makes a slave couple the childhood companions of Paul and Virginia. Similarly, in Daniel Deronda, Eliot’s characters debate the aftermath of the 1865 uprisings in Jamaica, and she allows her character Grandcourt to declare, ‘the Jamaican negro was a beastly sort of baptist Caliban’.63 In each novel, the authors’ protagonists discover their ‘true

in Julia Margaret Cameron’s ‘fancy subjects’