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CONSOLIDATI ON JANE EYRE LECTURE 5
Presentation of Women Presentation of Men Relationships between Men and Women Social Class Presentation of Religion Empire and Imperialism THEMATIC CONCERNS
Idealised notions of the Angel in the House – pure, chaste, meek Societal conventions of Upper Class Victorian femininity – refined, elegant, accomplished Societal conventions of Victorian femininity – restrained, passive, submissive, subservient, Deviance from such conventions of Victorian femininity resulting in the Madwoman in the Attic – wild, passionate, mad, beastly PRESENTATION OF WOMEN
PRESENTATION OF WOMEN The dichotomy between passion and restraint The dichotomy between personal desire and social duty Arbitrary nature of physical appearance as a means of moral distinction
Characteristics of Victorian Masculinity – chauvinistic, arrogant, dominant Characterisation of Rochester as a Byronic Hero – his journey from sin to redemption Characterisation of St John as a foil to Rochester The dichotomy between passion and restraint Patriarchal authority/oppression PRESENTATION OF MEN

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