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Women are supposed to be very calm generally: but women feel just as men feel; they need exercise for their faculties, and a field for their efforts as must as their brothers do; they suffer from too rigid a restraint, too absolute a stagnation, precisely as men would suffer; and it is narrow-minded in their more privileged fellow-creatures to say that they ought to confine themselves to making puddings and knitting stockings, to playing on the piano and embroidering bags. It is thoughtless to condemn them, or laugh at them, if they seek to do more or learn more than custom has pronounced necessary for their sex.
Charlotte Bronte (Jane Eyre, Chapter Twelve)

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Deleted Scenes From My Shitty Draft: Part 1

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Each interpretation claims one reason or another, but in reality, the reasons for Jane’s departure are not so clear-cut. Jane leaves because she cannot dance interpretatively and this presents a problem in her relationship with Rochester. Every Saturday night Rochester expresses himself through interpretative dance. Because Jane lacks rhythm, she and Rochester are not on the same footing. (Geddit? Geddit?)

However, the illegality of the situation may not be the primary factor. Good ol’ Christian values may trump the law. Just ask Rick Santorum!

In “Madwoman in the Attic,” Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar argue that Jane wants equality. SHE WANTS TO FIGHT THE FUCKING PATRIARCHY

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Women are supposed to be very calm generally: but women feel just as men feel; they need exercise for their faculties and a field for their efforts as much as their brothers do; they suffer from too rigid a restraint, too absolute a stagnation, precisely as men would suffer; and it is narrow-minded in their more privileged fellow creatures to say that they ought to confine themselves to making puddings and knitting stockings, to playing the piano and embroidering bags. It is thoughtless to condemn them, or laugh at them, if they seek to do more, or learn more than custom has pronounced necessary for their sex.
Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bronte (via missprunesandprisms)

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