“ Snowed Up ”. Feminine Desire vs. Patriarchal and Class Relations . Outline-- “ Snowed Up ”. General Introduction Questions The Issues of Class Patriarchal Control Edith ’ s Position and Desire The Snow : its Influences on the Others and Edith Historical Backgrounds Summary
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Feminine Desire vs.
Patriarchal and Class Relations
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Luxury and fun at remote places:
Go to Nice (20)
pp. 21-22; run away with "Philip or somebody“ (21);
Romantic/sexual love: tired of someboby; be loved ‘forever.’
Power of Language: Will be a poetess someday(20); laugh at Thrigg’s language 21
Fur jacket (with money from Thrigg); “penniless soldier”“That was just what I wanted.”
If the guardsmen would only manage to be rich; but I’m not to be sold exactly.
p. 20 …Thrigg, who I believe has been lending paper (papa) money, and now I think of it…”
“snowball Aurelles” (21) ?Edith’s Desires
The Characters’ Views,
its Influences and Implications
1) Lord B:
2) Papa, cynical
3) Mr. Thrigg
Brutal Force and Basic Survival:
Courage: Philip is the only one active to get food.
1) Pleasure: 1/3 snow like death; "Why it is beautiful! I wish I was snowballing Aurelles." (21); fun (22)
2) Discomfort but Still Able to Laugh No Fun:
3) Submit herself to the Larger Forces
4) Failure of her Language:
5) More to analyze: the dashes.