‘Jam and Idleness;’ Jam, Play and the Socialisation of Girls in The Mill on the Floss.
Dumbill, Eleanor B.
The idea that eating fruit can somehow be connected to (im)proper notions of behaviour for women is neither new nor revolutionary; we need only look to the Bible to find this concept significantly influencing women’s lives. But what happens when the fruit is cooked? What happens when the women are actually girls, learning restraint and polite behaviour?
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Dumbill, Eleanor B., “‘Jam and Idleness;’ Jam, Play and the Socialisation of Girls in The Mill on the Floss.,” George Eliot Scholars, accessed September 20, 2021, https://georgeeliotscholars.org/items/show/401.