DISCUSSION: The author calls the novel “anti-domestic” to disagree with the critics, and to show that Jacobs really did write a revolutionary work, despite its superficial similarity to conventional domestic novels.
- Huh? The protagonist is human…why wouldn’t she be upset she was separated from her family? In any case, the passage never mentions this.
- Not true. The protagonist did want the same things as free women. But she faced many obstacles because she was a slave.
- CORRECT. See lines 31-35. It’s hard to apply domestic values to someone who faces the difficulties of being a slave.
- Where is this mentioned? It’s hard to see why the protagonist’s life would be any easier if she had given up on love. She would still have been a slave…
- Similar to D. The passage doesn’t say the protagonist would have been better off if she had given up on love and family (domestic values).
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