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She, along with servant James McDermott, was found guilty of the murder. After completing almost thirty years of her life imprisonment in Provincial Penitentiary in Kingston, she was finally granted pardon in After that she went to New York State and was never heard of again.
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Jordon, ultimately marries Reverend Verringer because of his economically sound status overlooking his older age. Unmarried women are looked down by society, they are criticized, mocked, pitied and treated as incomplete and not fulfilling their feminine destiny. Grace, like other women characters, too thinks of getting married and is People wanting sex Grace Mississippi to be morose when she is not able to marry because of the murder charges and life imprisonment.
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She encounters sexually demanding and exploiting men on each People wanting sex Grace Mississippi of her life: Mary too acquaints her with the ways of men, and their perception of women as sexual commodities. She falls in the alluring trap of her employer Mrs. Nancy too faces similar circumstances at the hands of men. As a housekeeper Nancy is sexually used by her employer Thomas Kinnear and later on starts living as his mistress.
But once Nancy gets pregnant, he starts taking interest in Grace. People wanting sex Grace Mississippi too suffers from sexual harassment not only from her employers but also by other servants, guards of the Kingston penitentiary and doctors of lunatic asylum. They all try to sexually harass and molest her. All these sexual assaults are passively endured by Grace except for few muffled groans of protest.
The prison guards remark in a humiliating manner to Grace: The constructed gendered identity reduces Grace to the status of passive, inferior, fragile and weaker sex and permits her no voice of protest. Atwood reflects that not only gender but sex of the individual too is constructed according to the social and cultural expectations of femininity and masculinity.
Thus both gender and sex body are susceptible to the external influences and practices. Nancy Montgomery too is projected as trying to shape her body into expected contours of feminine gender.
Men and Women are stereotyped on the grounds of emotions and practicality too. Age is another important factor owing to which men and women both have different parameters of judgment.
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Women are seen as sexually cold and submissive in comparison to men in society. They are constructed to repress any sign of evident sexuality as only men are believed to be sexually active and overt. Essential feminine nature of women sexuality is challenged by Atwood through Mrs.
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Humphrey who, after being deserted by her uncaring husband, initiates sexual relation with her tenant Dr. As expressed in Dr. Humphrey, at various instances in novel tries Mlssissippi actively seduce Dr. Simon into sexual relation. However being aware of the social inhibition imposed on women where they are denied People wanting sex Grace Mississippi of active sexual desire and sexual pleasure, she disguises her assertive initiatives under psychosomatic symptoms like, somnambulism, which is understood by Dr.
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Simon is able to recognize Mrs. Thus the novel challenges the existence of essential or natural feminine and masculine traits and proves them to be social constructs acquired through performances. She undermines essentialism by performance of her characters Ladies seeking sex tonight Voltaire both masculinity and femininity can be appropriated by person of either sex. Grace Marks outwits men with her both gender and class performance and undermines all their efforts of knowing the truth of her identity and sickness.
Atwood proves through the character of Grace that gender is a social and cultural construct having no essential or biological core to it.
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Thus it can be seen here that the manners and attitude of upper class society are learned and acquired along with gender identity.
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Peopke and again she keeps on performing the identities imparted to her by others. It took me some days to get used to the idea; indeed I am not quite used to it yet.
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Jordon People wanting sex Grace Mississippi and avenges his perception of her as sexual commodity. She speaks of her awareness of his intentions, that like other men, he too wanted to kiss her and touch her. She not only exposes Dr. Thus it is explored through the novel that gender, sex and class are all the outcome of socio-cultural constructions that are handed to us through discourse.
Grace Marks is able to fight against patriarchal ideologies by appropriating her own voice and narrating her story. Bloomsbury P Plc, Feminism and the subversion of Identity. An Essay in Phenomenology and a. Biological Theories about Women and Men. Margaret Mississipppi Alias Grace. From Margin to Centre. South End Press, Textuality and closure in Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace. Association for Canadian studies, This Sex Which is Not One.
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