M/Othering the Children: Pregnancy and Motherhood as Obstacle to Self-Actualization in Jane Eyre

May 1, 2008

“Children can feel, but they cannot analyze their feelings.” –Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre (24). “Neither Charlotte nor Emily Bronte was, at the time of writing Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights, in a position to experience or even anticipate actual motherhood.” –Margaret Homans, Bearing the Word: Language and Female Experience in... Read more »