The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks Themes

E. Lockhart
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Patriarchy

Patriarchy is at first an underlying theme of E. Lockhart's book "The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks" and later becomes a prominent theme. This display of patriarchal behavior occurs in three ways.

The first is institutional. Alabaster Preparatory School hosts a number of buildings, and all of them feature paintings of noted headmasters, intellectuals, writers, scientists, and other eminent figures. All of them are men, even more modern individuals. This provides a surreptitious statement that greatness is only a male achievement, and that there is no female greatness that is recognized.

The second way patriarchal behavior occurs is through the Loyal Order of the Basset Hounds, a secret society that is composed totally of males. Very few females know about the Order, and even fewer have any knowledgeable contact with it. No females are allowed to join, making it a club exclusively catered towards males.

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