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Power -> STEMMING FROM MASCULINE CONTROL!
1) MULTIVOCALITY:
a. “She held out. A pity”
b. “Marionette, Antoinette”
c. “Oh no, she won’t forget”
2) POLYSEMIC STATEMENT:
“I’ll trust you if you’ll trust me”

A

1)
a. Revealing his true, uncaring inner thoughts, showing what he really wants - “to break her up”.
b. Puppet-like control, complete masculine power over her, to the extent she becomes an object/inhuman, due to her complete lack of identity.
c. Sense that he has a right over every aspect of her, including her mind - she becomes his to completely own -> male dominance and sense of colonist right?
2) Overly/superficially romantic? Shows manipulation/seduction?
- FORM: A sense of tragic simplicity in the language.

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GENDER: Abuse of Power:
“I hold a woman’s nose because her husband nearly chop it off” … “The doctor he laugh and laugh”.

A
  • Wider destructive, inhumane, violent power men have over women…
  • Coupled with a sense of it being forgiven/normalised!
    • “Rupert that man’s name was. Plenty Ruperts here”.
      -> Universality:
      a) Stagnation of society, atemporality of setting.
      b) Accepted part of society - overindulged
      masculine power, abuse of women.