she'd have plenty of "rage" today, too
Posted by greg on October 13, 1997 at 00:23:22:
In response to Re: Charlotte's Feminism, written by Cassia on October 12, 1997 at 14:39:03
CB's feminism is strong. She felt the lot given to women wa too small, especially for those who had talent.
no doubt true. but i doubt her views could be fully comprehended by our notion of "feminism".
But I think her rage is still greater. CB was an angry woman not just in the feminist sense but in many more.
that's kind of what i mean. but, of course, not just angry, either.
...if we were to look at CB in modern term she'd be the female exec who fought her way up the corporate ladder and insists on the purest silk next to her skin.
i don't think you mean she'd literally be in the corporate world, do you? hard to believe bronte herself would be fighting on any other field besides the arts. guess you mean women generally.
how do you fight to get what you want all day, yet take on the part of traditional upperclass womanhood at night? Can a woman have a "man's" sucess by day without losing some ancient part of herself?
my guess: the same way one does anything worthwhile - with great difficulty! and speaking of having difficulties with worthwhile things, what do you think the chances are that this upcoming dramatization will be much more than a romance story? my guess: nil. :-(
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