Commonplace Book

Commonplace Book

“By foregrounding the tensions in the framing structure of freak shows, Brontë reveals her interest in the dynamics of identification and differences surrounding Victorian freak bodies, and in how the meaning of ‘freakishness,’ as Robert Bogdan argues, depends heavily on the strategies of presentation; it is ‘something we created: a perspective, a set of practices a social construction’ of ‘freakishness'” ~ Chih-Ping Chen

CHEN, CHIH-PING. “‘AM I A MONSTER?”: ‘JANE EYRE’ AMONG THE SHADOWS OF FREAKS.” Studies in the Novel, vol. 34, no. 4, 2002, pp. 367–384. JSTOR, Accessed 10 Feb. 2020.

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