The Stone and the Scorpion: The Female Subject of Desire in the Novels of Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, and Thomas Hardy

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Acton, William, 23, 28 n.14
Animal metaphors: in Brontë's novels, 34, 38, 73; in Eliot's novels, 117, 124, 128, 140; in Hardy's novels, 206
Anorexia, as symbol of emotional starvation in Brontë's novels, 67, 73. See also Food/drink metaphors; Hunger/thirst metaphors
Auerbach, Nina, 8, 154 n.2
Autoeroticism, 27 n.5, 83 n.10
Bailin, Miriam, 83 n.7
Baffett, Dorothea, 85, 88, 89, 93, 100, 107, 111, 113, 125, 135-36, 154 n.3
Bede, Adam: as exonerated by Eliot's narrator, 91, 93-95, 129; as dominant subject, 102; as gazing subject, 101-2
Beer Gillian, 112, 139, 148
Benjamin, Jessica, 4, 7-8, 119, 149
Blake, Kathleen, 24, 25, 198-99
Blom, Margaret, 58
Boone, Joseph Allen, 83 nn.8, 10, 193
Boumelha, Penny, 178, 180, 190, 205, 207
Bovary, Emma: as absent voice, 19; comparison with Rosamond Vincy, 126-27; comparison with Eustacia Vye, 180, 186, 187
Brady, Kristin, 208 n.10
Bretton, Graham (Dr. John): as less interesting character than Paul Emanuel, 70; as object of the gaze, 78-79; as object of Lucy's unrequited love, 69-74, 80, 81-82; relationship with Pauhna, 71, 73, 74-75, 77-78, 80, 81
Bridehead, Sue: as effaced subject, 203-5; as erotic subject, 199; as feminist character, 198-99, 208 n.10; as frigid, 199, 205; as infantilized character, 201-3; as object of the gaze, 199-202; as speaking subject, 203; as submissive object, 202
Brontë, Emily, as model for Shirley Keeldar, 60
Brooke, Dorothea: comparison with Dinah Morris, 122-23, 130; as desiring subject, 88, 133; as embodying Eliot's feminist contempt for feminine stereotype, 130; as non-erotic subject, 132; as selfless character, 89, 109; as spiritual character, 87, 108, 123; as submissive ideal, 126, 130-34,135; as unconscious of her own beauty, 100, 105. See also Friendship, male-female
Brooke-Rose, Christine, 19, 207 n-3

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