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Jane Eyre/Feminist Theory - Day 1 (Restart)

This is a restart as I have just received advice from my lecturer.  I have to have a running commentary about the book, using extracts from key moments of the book, rather than use an extract and comment of that.  I am going to hone in on chapter 26 (no spoilers) and build my case around it.  The thing is, I have a hard time with this because I don't find it very believable e.g. the path to equality is people conveniently dying, a bagful of cash and a mansion being burnt to the ground (well, maybe a few spoilers here).

How is this this meant to be a feminist victory - unless this is the whole point?  That back in the 1800s, a woman had few rights and it is something as ridiculous as the most unlikely plot twists, that would point this out.  Thing is, whereas I am all for the 'sisterhood,' I feel more at home discussing Marxist Theory/Post-Colonial Theory.  However, I think I have thrashed out some of this via my trusty wipe board, under cut (look away if you don't want any spoilers)

Wipeboard notes 002

Last year, my bugbear was Wuthering Heights, written by her sister.  I struggled a bit with this, but I managed to crawl through and I even had a sneaking respect for Emily Bronte.  Hopefully, I will have that re her sister.

Getting the bare bones down, but will fill in the rest tomorrow evening and Friday.
Tags: fda english y1, feminist theory, grindstone files - year 1, jane eyre, what is theory?

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