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In their book, Emerging Perspectives on Disability Studies, Matthew Wappett and Katrina Arndt state “In the patriarchal, ablest framework of gender and embodiment, the idea of maleness is created by disassociation from the visceral contingencies of the body, so much that the conventional reading of disabled masculinity is often one of “impotentiality”, demasculization, and castration.” In other words, a man 's ability to work and provide for himself and his family is what makes him a man in the eyes of society. If a man cannot provide, he is shunned or cast out of the masculine gender role. Yet at a closer reading of Bronte 's Jane Eyre, the evolution of gender roles portrayed through her characters is apparent. The very first time the readers witness an interaction between Rochester and Jane,
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