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jane prompt paper 2 - 350: 220 Spring, 2009 Paper Two: Jane...

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350: 220 Spring, 2009 Paper Two: Jane Eyre Due Date: Section meeting, week of March 24 th . Assignment : Write a six to eight page paper on one of the following topics Topic A . Write an essay about the introduction and deployment of a discourse of women’s rights in Jane Eyre . Begin by doing a close analysis of Jane’s manifesto (p. 93: “It is in vain . . . their sex”). What is Jane asserting, here about women, their present social situation, and their rights? How does she use the already established discourses of liberty and of romantic vitalism, as deployed in the vicinity of this passage and elsewhere in the novel, to make her case? (Cite from relevant passages elsewhere in the text to develop your analysis here.) Then compare and/or contrast the claims Jane makes for women—her definition of their desires and rights—with the claims she makes for herself when she becomes “an independent woman” (370). Are her actions as “an heiress” (325)---the choices she makes with regard to her inheritance, her suitor St. John Rivers, and her beloved Rochester--consistent with the feminist
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