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Unformatted text preview: • Jousts/Ring Tourneys o Very common to be staged in the South, featured knights in costumes. • Installs the idea of “Southern Belles” – featured in Mary Chestnutt’s book: o Young women 14-20, a time when the lady goes through courtship, expected to marry a respectable family, etc. o Expected to play a dramatic role in terms of chivalry. o Actually has a great deal of freedom for a lady at this time, does not require a chaperone, left to control her relationships with young men (the blades ) o The belle spends a great deal of time reading books. • This romanticism overcomes isolationism , maintains family networks holding families together. • Expected for women to go on long visits. • When you marry, you take on a responsibility as the mistress of the plantation. 22/10/2007 17:05:00 ← 22/10/2007 17:05:00 ←...
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- Fall '07