unwomanliness


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unwomanliness

(ʌnˈwʊmənlɪnəs)
n
the quality or state of being unwomanly
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Typical of the Western, Micheaux uses two primary settings to create an opposition between the West and the East that reflects the values and qualities the novel celebrates or condemns: South Dakota-Chicago; white people-black people; freedom and opportunity-vice and poverty; integration-segregation; practicality-frivolity; Jean Baptiste-the McCarthy family; Agnes Stewart-Orlean McCarthy; manly and womanly virtue-unmanliness and unwomanliness.
Moreover, Chloe is quietly indicted for unwomanliness on another count through the speaker's suspicion that she does not adequately respect his work; she blithely dismisses the repository of his "splendid collection" and temple of science, his study, by disparagingly terming it "a hole.