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March 27, 2012



But perhaps if Antonia, who is so innocent that she does not know "what constitutes the difference of Man and Woman", had read the unexpurgated version of the Bible, she would have been better prepared to ward off Ambrosio's advances. Instead, she does not realize what his intentions are almost until the moment of the rape.


Yes, and there is a mother's version of the Bible later, in Elizabeth Gaskell's "Lizzie Leigh," with Mrs. Leigh memorizing all of the "merciful" parts and reciting them to rescue her "fallen" daughter.


Concerning the attitudes-has much changed in, say, contemporary USA?

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