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By John Dos Passos

In a singular that heavily parallels writer John Dos Passos's personal ideological struggles throughout the Spanish Civil struggle, protagonist Glenn Spotswood, an American, travels to Spain to struggle at the Republican facet. There, Spotswood joins the Communist get together to assist determine a extra simply society, yet his idealism speedy degrades below the strain of celebration orthodoxy and hypocrisy.

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87 The bloody, rotten artworks that seem to signify the heroine’s sinister soul actually manifest the conflict, which the men and their institutions of law and medicine must deny, between a woman struggling for security and the patriarchal framework which demands that she conform to an image that disarms her. Although Robert sees the heroine as threatening to bleed the dominant hegemony dry, he cannot reveal her history without risking a seepage of social inequities. Therefore, rather than taking her to court, the family, under the auspices of benevolence, sends her off to a Belgian insane asylum.

87 The bloody, rotten artworks that seem to signify the heroine’s sinister soul actually manifest the conflict, which the men and their institutions of law and medicine must deny, between a woman struggling for security and the patriarchal framework which demands that she conform to an image that disarms her. Although Robert sees the heroine as threatening to bleed the dominant hegemony dry, he cannot reveal her history without risking a seepage of social inequities. Therefore, rather than taking her to court, the family, under the auspices of benevolence, sends her off to a Belgian insane asylum.

Foreshadowing Lombroso and Ferrero’s hypothesis, Braddon suggests a physiognomic basis to the two female characters’ criminal potential. ’77 The visual echo supports their shared attraction to a luxury in discord with traditional female domesticity. In the most erotic scene in the novel, we find the heroine lounging about covered in satin and fur amidst the opulence of her jewelry-strewn private bedroom. Phoebe, helping her mistress prepare for bed, spends most of the time it seems combing the other woman’s profusion of golden blonde hair.

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