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Educated and English<sup>*</sup>

Peter Robb

in Sentiment and Self

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780198075127
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080878 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075127.003.0008
Educated and English*

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This chapter examines the concepts of pride, identity, nurture, race, class, character, and equity. Richard Blechynden's travails over the marriages of his daughters and the employment of his sons showed a keen and specific sense of responsibility for the children's future. It influenced Arthur so much that he fails to mention his mother in the diary or acknowledge his mixed ancestry. The struggle between acquired versus intrinsic identity is at the heart of the encounter of Indian and European. The chapter shows Richard Blechynden's attempts to provide Arthur with an English identity through upbringing and conduct.

Keywords: Arthur Blechynden; marriage; Richard Blechynden; English identity

Chapter.  7968 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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