That men would decide for women was simply the expected thing...
Posted by Cassia on October 10, 1997 at 14:25:11:
In response to Yes...., written by Lynn on October 07, 1997 at 14:51:27
] ] What were the Brontes' beliefs? Jane obviously understands enough of Calvinistic doctrine to know it when St. John preaches it, and she doesn't scorn it, so that almost leads me to believe that the author was at least slightly Calvinistic. But she shows a good example of "good Calvinism gone bad" in St. John. He seems so sure of himself that he willingly overlooks Jane's constitution and spirit. That is not right. However sure he may be of his own future (which there seems to be too few "if the Lord wills" and too many "I will"), he cannot be so sure of that of his cousin.
] ] Kathy
] Yes, Kathy- he doesn't seem to understand that Jane must decide for herself what God's will is for her. He seems to think he has the right to choose her future for her, and even goes so far to make her feel guilty if she doesn't choose what he has decided is her vocation. I think he is so mean, so indifferent to what others feel. He is so different from his sisters.
at that time and this attitude lasted until well into the 1960's. Jane show of independence at this remark was surprising, even shocking and was one of the reason't why JE was considered to be an suitible book by many, especially after people found out Currer Bell was a woman.
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