There are the quartered male bodies of war's tortured prisoners in Aphra Behn's Oroonoko and the lopsided profile of Belinda, the female protagonist of Alexander Pope's "The Rape of the Lock," whose curl is "raped" and virtue compromised by the Baron after he finds himself defeated by Belinda's superior forces in a war-like game of cards. [...] there are the weathered faces of Jane Austen's Persuasion, tanned in the case of the naval officers flush from victory in the Napoleonic wars, wrinkled and worried in the case of her waiting women who have only been able to follow the war through news of ships taken and men lost.
"WAR HATH DETERMI
Pages to are hidden for
""WAR HATH DETERMINED US": Teaching the Body in the Context of War"Please download to view full document