unwomanliness


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unwomanliness

(ʌnˈwʊmənlɪnəs)
n
the quality or state of being unwomanly
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Or did there lurk in her the insidious unhealthfulness of unwomanliness? Or was it merely a case of blank, staring, sentimental, idiotic innocence?
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. The key difference between East and West is not so much geography as race.