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Eyre genres

  1. 1. Jane Eyre and the Novel Tradition <ul><li>You will Discover </li></ul><ul><li>Tradition: working within and against </li></ul><ul><li>George Eliot’s blame and praise for women writers </li></ul><ul><li>What is a “Mary Sue”? Example? </li></ul><ul><li>The Gothic romance plot </li></ul><ul><li>The Harlequin romance plot </li></ul><ul><li>We will Discuss </li></ul><ul><li>“ There was no possibility of taking a walk that day” </li></ul>
  2. 2. Alas! If the heroine of one novel be not patronized by the heroine of another, from whom can she expect protection and regard? Jane Austen Northanger Abbey
  3. 5. Female Gothic <ul><li>Gothic “paraphernalia” </li></ul><ul><li>Historical or archaic setting </li></ul><ul><li>Supernatural </li></ul><ul><li>Heroine </li></ul><ul><li>Male tyrant </li></ul><ul><li>Other woman </li></ul><ul><li>Good lover </li></ul>
  4. 6. The Metonymy of Gloom and Horror <ul><li>Wind, especially howling </li></ul><ul><li>Doors on rusty hinges </li></ul><ul><li>Footsteps </li></ul><ul><li>Lights in abandoned rooms </li></ul><ul><li>Characters trapped in a room </li></ul><ul><li>Ruined buildings </li></ul><ul><li>Thunder and lightning </li></ul><ul><li>Rain, especially blowing </li></ul><ul><li>Sighs, moans, howls, eerie sounds </li></ul><ul><li>Clanking chains </li></ul><ul><li>Gusts of wind blowing out lights </li></ul><ul><li>Doors slamming shut </li></ul><ul><li>Baying of dogs </li></ul><ul><li>Crazed laughter </li></ul>
  5. 7. Harlequin (Courtship) Plot <ul><li>Exotic setting </li></ul><ul><li>Shy virgin (usually poor) </li></ul><ul><li>Harsh Byronic man (usually rich) </li></ul><ul><li>Vampy/slutty woman </li></ul><ul><li>Wimpy lover of heroine </li></ul>

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