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Using the psychological concepts of Theory of Mind and embodied cognition, the author explores and questions the traditional readings of Henry James's novel, The Golden Bowl, and its protagonist, Maggie Verver. Although the majority of critics view her as a positive character, James takes great effort to subvert her thoughts and mislead the reader. Despite lacking a modern technical vocabulary, James remains acutely aware of how human cognitive structures both process a text and function within a social setting.
Maillet, Adam, "Dark Consciousness: Theory of Mind and Henry James’s The Golden Bowl" (2011). University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations. 819.