Context Quotes - Women

Mindmap of quotations on the theme of women for the context part of the exam.

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  • WOMEN
    • PROSE
      • Tess
        • "blood red ray"
          • Describing / foreshadowing Alec's role in her life - first meeting
          • Red imagery, death connotations, metaphor of staining (double standard)
        • "caught...like a bird in a springe"
          • How she is described when trying to refuse Angel's proposal
          • Motif of bird as freedom, entrapment, simile
      • Jane Eyre
        • "Women feel just as men feel"
          • Talking of marriage to Rochester
          • Comparison, rebellion against social/gender restraints, parallel phrasing emphasising their equality
    • PLAY
      • AWoNI
        • "Women kneels so gracefully; men don't"
          • Metaphor / symbolic for how women will always be inferior to men; antithesis between the natural positions of men and women; reinforces the idea that women will always be subordinate
        • "A man of no importance"
          • Reversal of roles suggesting the stigma of being a fallen woman has been over come
          • Women’s superiority over man
        • "You fence divinely"
          • Lord Illingworth to Mrs Allonby
            • "Women kneels so gracefully; men don't"
              • Metaphor / symbolic for how women will always be inferior to men; antithesis between the natural positions of men and women; reinforces the idea that women will always be subordinate
          • Battle connotations / metaphor; extended metaphor of relationships being an ongoing conflict with neither gender having the upper hand
        • "Yes, my love"
          • Female dominance, repeated
      • An Ideal Husband
        • "Why do [women] place [men] on monstrous pedestals?"
          • Sir Robert's monologue to Lady Chiltern after she is told by Mrs Cheveley of his secret past causing her to reject him
          • Questions gender roles, melodramatic, contrast as it is directed towards imperfect love
    • POETRY
      • Patmore, The Angel in the House
        • "Her countenance Angelical"
          • Religious imagery / spirituality of the women
        • "In mind and manners how discreet"
          • Alliteration, submissive to her husband
        • "Out bragging Nature's boast the rose"
          • Personifies nature, makes her superior to nature - on a pedestal that is above everything
        • ‘The concord of her lips and heart’
          • What she feels and what she speaks is in harmony
          • Antithesis
            • "In mind and manners how discreet"
              • Alliteration, submissive to her husband

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