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Jane Eyre

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Jane and Masculinity

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In relation to Richard Mason, Jane reveals:

I compared him with Mr. Rochester. I think (with deference be it spoken) the contrast could not be much greater between a sleek gander and a fierce falcon: between a meek sheep and the rough-coated keen-eyed dog, its guardian.

What does this quotation reveal about Jane's view of masculinity?

A

She views a certain level of beauty as essential to masculinity.

B

She believes that masculinity has nothing to do with physical appearance.

C

She believes true masculinity involves being gruff and a bit rough around the edges.

D

She finds hypermasculinity particularly unsettling.

E

She believes that masculinity involves being domineering.