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Mary Ellen P Evans Dana Smith THEA 393 112399 Tennessee Williams and the Southern Belle And such girls more grace more elegance more refinement more guileless purity were never found in the whole world over in any age not even that of the halcyon so happy was our peculiar social system- there was about these country girls mischief spirit fire archness coquetry and bright winsomeness- tendrils these of a stock that was strong and true as heart could wish or nature frame for in strong and true as heart could wish or nature frame for in the essentials their character was based upon confiding trusting loving unselfish devotion- a complete immaculate world of womanly virtue and home piety was their the like of what was never excelled since the Almighty made man in his own image young gentleman hold of lay not so much as a finger-tip lightly upon her for she is sacred qtd Bernhard Southern Women 4 She did not move Her eyes began to grow darker and darker lifting into her skull above a half moon of white without focus with the blank rigidity of a statues eyes She began to say Ah-ah-ah-ah in an expiring voice her body arching slowly backward as though faced by an exquisite torture When he touched her she sprang like a bow hurling herself upon him her mouth gaped and ugly like that of a dying fish as she writhed her loins against him Faulkner 126 The quotation from George W Bagbys The Old Virginia Gentleman 1885 presents the southern belle on her pedestal in a typical nineteenth-century description The second quotation from Williams Faulkners Sanctuary 1931 describes the lurid nymphomania of Temple Drake a more extreme example of
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