• Reading Literature With Computers

    Thoughts on Beloved, Part #1

    One of the most interesting things that came up in class was our debate over the pronunciation of Sethe’s name. At a glance you would assume it’s pronounced “Seth” with a silent “e,” but there are others who think it pronounced “Seth-uh.” I personally think of the first option, because I’m falling back on my school in French. In my experience learning French, typically adding an “e” to the end of a word makes it feminine but doesn’t change the pronunciation all that much. So for example, when describing a person’s hair color as blonde (as we tend to spell it in English), you would write “blond” if describing someone…