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Mind Map on THE BLOODY CHAMBER FEMALE OBJECTIFICATION, created by hanniej35 on 02/11/2014.

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1 "Ceased to be her child in becoming his wife"
1.1 "he welcomed his bride home"
1.1.1 "The young bride, who had become that multitude of girls I saw in the mirrors" "as if he were striping the leaves off an artichoke...he approached his familiar treat with a weary appetite" "the child with her stick-like limbs...shielding her face with her hand as though it was repository of her modesty" "put on that white dress you wore to hear Tristan and the necklace that prefigures your end" "examined her, limb by limb...bare as a lamb my purchaser unwrapped his bargain"
2 "he had invited me to join this gallery of beautiful women"
2.1 "When I saw him look at me with lust, I dropped my eyes"
3 "On his arm, all eyes were upon me"
3.1 "And everyone stared at me. And at his wedding gift...a choker of rubies"
4 "I saw him watching me in the glided mirrors with the assessing eye of a connoisseur inspecting horseflesh, or even of a house wife in the market, inspecting cuts on the slab"
4.1 "excited senses told me he was awake and gazing at me"
4.1.1 "his eyes, dark and motionless as those eyes the ancient Egyptians painted on their sarcophagi, fixed upon me"
4.1.2 "The mark of Cain"
4.2 "grey eyes that fixed upon me even though they could not see me"
4.3 "stared at me with his blind, shuttered eyes as though he did not recognise me"
5 "I saw myself, suddenly, as he saw me...I saw how much that cruel necklace became me"
5.1 "I swear to you, I had never been vain until I met him"
5.1.1 "my whey-faced piano-player"
5.2 "The chauffer eyed me; was he comparing the countess, the artist's model, the opera singer?"
5.2.1 "My husband liked me to wear my opal over my kid glove, a showy, theatrical was proof positive I was his master's wife" "He had made me change into that chaste little Poiret shift of white Muslin" "He would not let me take off my ruby choker"
5.2.2 "A dozen husbands impaled a dozen brides"
6 "He made me put on my choker"
7 "I seemed reborn in his unreflective eyes"
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