By M. Makinen
Faraway from being a conservative author endorsing women's household position, Agatha Christie's booklet depicts girls as adventurous, self sufficient ladies who renegotiate sexual relationships alongside extra equivalent traces. girls also are allowed the harmful competency to disrupt society and but the texts refuse to determine them as double deviant due to their femininity. This specific textual research of her oeuvre demonstrates precisely how quietly innovatory Christie used to be in terms of gender, starting in nineteen twenty and concluding within the early seventies.
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Flourishing in the Victorian era, going strong in the Edwardian, and still showing signs of life despite the rush and strain of modern life’ (MIE, p. com - licensed to Universitetsbiblioteket i Tromso - PalgraveConnect - 2011-03-15 him, ‘ “I’ve great faith in Tuppence” ’ (SA, p. 268). Indeed throughout the five novels, there is a running trope that allows Tuppence to reject the concept of being weaker or inferior, and asserts a deliberate equality in their relationship. 30 Agatha Christie Mobilized as drivers [women] had freedom of movement and were not, as their male counterparts were, stuck in the mud of the trenches.
20 When Tuppence proposes they go into a ‘joint venture’ as the Young Adventurers, she offers her ‘share’ of the price of their advertisement (SA, p. 22), while taking tea in a Lyons corner house where ‘we will each of us pay for our own’ (SA, p. 14). It is a decidedly feminist event for the 1920s where a man was conventionally expected to pay. 23 But in the twenties, struggling for a new gender configuration within the changing modern world, Holtby argues for who pays for dinner being a site of struggle and re-negotiation for gender equality.
The texts construct a range of gender differences, often along stereotypical constructions. In The Secret Adversary, their boss Carter delineates the differences in their characters, arguing that Tommy has ‘common-sense’, ‘he worries things out slowly, and once he’s got hold of anything he doesn’t let go’; Tuppence is more intuitive and together they supply ‘pace and stamina’ (SA, pp. 315–6). Tuppence continues the early lady detective’s ability to ‘instinctively’ pick out the criminal (Mr Whittington in The Secret Adversary, Mary Chilcott in Partners in Crime) and as the master criminal notes of the pair, ‘she has intuitive flashes that might be dangerous He is not clever but it is hard to blind his eyes to facts’ (SA, p.
Agatha Christie: Investigating Femininity (Crime Files) by M. Makinen