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Chapter 1 Possessive pronouns “my”, “me” and “mine” Patriarchal society John believes he is superior to Jane. The house will belong to him “in a few years” he has more right over his father’s property than his sisters women were beneath men in the Victorian hierarchy; they were enslaved. Men Women
Chapter 1 In chapter one page 6 Jane has a confrontation with John Reed. Throughout this speech John has a lot to say. While Jane only has about a sentence for every paragraph he has. Even when he strikes her and she becomes passionate she only has two lines in dialogue. This could show that John has a freedom of speech, he is able to say what he wants when he wants without fear of saying something wrong or offensive. Jane's small lines could show how bound she feels, it could show that she doesn’t feel free to speak. This shows an irreconcilable difference between Jane and John.
Chapter 1 “Habitually obedient” Shows John is higher in status than Jane. Adverb “habitually” makes it seem like a habit; custom. Adjective “obedient” submissive, subservient dog and master relationship relationship between Victorian men and women.
Further references in chapter one “ I felt a drop of two of blood from my head trickle down my neck” Violent imagery symbolises the strength of the patriarchal society and how much women suffered as a result of male dominance
Chapter 2 “out of myself” “out” of patriarchal society in which she find herself Disagrees with customs and traditions of society. Explored further in chapter 12 “Women are supposed to be very calm generally: but women feel just as men feel; they need exercise for their faculties, and a field for their efforts, as much as their brothers do; they suffer from too rigid a restraint, too absolute a stagnation, precisely as men would suffer...”
Chapter 4 In chapter 4, page 23, Jane is portrayed as if she were a maid. This shows that the family see her as though she is nothing but a slave, having to dust the room while the others just sit there and do what they like.
Chapter 4 Various words are used in the lexical field of victorious conflict. This shows how Jane has broken free of the irreconcilable slavery, as she has spoken yet again “out of herself”. This time to Mrs. Reed, reflecting male dominance as she “wins this battle”.