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dc.contributor.authorTokley, Anne-Marie
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-13T02:38:50Z
dc.date.available2015-01-13T02:38:50Z
dc.date.issued1999
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/6089
dc.description.abstractFemale madness is not always caused by the domination of women. In the texts Jane Eyre, "The Yellow Wallpaper", Wide Sargasso Sea, and Faces in the Water, however, male domination, and female imprisonment do have a relationship to madness. Medical discourse rose to a position of great power in the nineteenth century, as science and reason really began to take over. Suddenly there was a scientific and biological theory behind female inferiority, greatly influencing doctors' perspective of their female patients, and contributing to the enforcement of traditionally female roles. Whilst madness is a real and greatly misunderstood illness, these four texts illustrate that the internalisation and socialisation of medical discourse locked women into roles that, it was believed, they were not capable of escaping.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectPatriarchy in literatureen_US
dc.subjectDominance (Psychology) in literatureen_US
dc.subjectMental illness in literatureen_US
dc.subjectSex role in literatureen_US
dc.subjectWomen in literatureen_US
dc.subjectCharlotte Brontë,en_US
dc.subjectCharlotte Perkins Gilmanen_US
dc.subjectJean Rhysen_US
dc.subjectJanet Frameen_US
dc.subject"Faces in the water"en_US
dc.subjectJane Eyreen_US
dc.subject"Wide sargasso sea"en_US
dc.subject"Yellow wallpaper"en_US
dc.titleI'm just a girl : madness, male domination, and female imprisonment in Jane Eyre, The yellow wallpaper, Wide Sargasso Sea, and Faces in the water : a thesis presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in English at Massey Universityen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglishen_US
thesis.degree.grantorMassey Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M. A.)en_US


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