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Nightingale possessed, from an early age, a conviction of her own greatness, but, as a woman, she had no appropriate sphere within which to exercise her powers. Bound by laws excluding women from political and economic life, by conventions limiting them to the performance of social duties and the fulfillment of family obligations, and by the moral rigor with which she judged her own motives and actions, she suffered through long years of frustration attempting to discover a vocation that would free her from these checks on her ambition while still satisfying their claims upon her conscience.

50 Sickness provides a position from which one can disinvest oneself from what are perceived as constraining or inauthentic roles and express feelings and essential truths about the undisfigured self. " This is a form of romanticism as well as a dictum, as I suggested earlier, about the power of realism to lay us bare. " In a manner that discloses a central problem with which realism sought to contend, natural being takes over from social being as that which is most fully, if mutely, expressive of the self.

And just as it does for the female sufferers in narratives that express a yearning for and a dread of deviations from the norm, the nurse—patient scene to which Tennyson resorts at the end of that inner narrative both allows those experiments to take place while at the same time providing the necessary reassurance about the stable nature and boundaries of the self. Like those other narratives, stability is reasserted through the coercions of the body and its limitations. In contrast to the social and ontological confusions of the inner tale, the opening of the frame narrative of the poem provides a detailed and substantial evocation of a progressive and enlightened social order rooted in tradition and consolidated by paternal benevolence.

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