By William Shakespeare
A tender lady tells of her seduction and abandoment by means of a tender guy who proves to be unworthy of her attraction and wonder.
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The body is too much of a social construction for tight lacing merely to have been simply a “personal” choice, especially considering that most women wore corsets. Did the vast majority of middle-class women really feel a purely personal, individual “compulsion” to lace? Why did so many women and men connect the small waist to femininity? Kunzle ignores the cultural evidence that a large appetite, symbolized by the large waist, was widely perceived as unfeminine and that, for many women, the small waist was part of the complex performance of femininity in the nineteenth century.
It is important to keep in mind that erotic and fashionable conceptions of beauty have changed tremendously through the centuries. In fact, the fashionable Victorian silhouette constitutes a fairly radical change from previous ideals of European beauty, which until the late seventeenth century had been belly-centered. Anne Hollander writes that in Renaissance art, for example, “there seems to have been no impulse to constrict what we call the waist . . In the erotic imagination of Europe, it was apparently impossible .
In those cases where I have used American texts, they have been texts that could well have been written in Britain, despite minor cultural and historical differences. Of course, the mediation between the culture of anorexia and the authors whom I discuss is rarely direct. Both Christina Rossetti and Charlotte Bront¨e fasted, but for very different reasons, and, in any case, the representations of fasting in their work do not simply reﬂect their own experiences. Rather, both authors use hunger and the refusal of food for speciﬁc purposes within their texts, purposes that I explore in chapters and .