Gender Ideology in 'Middlemarch' and 'Vanity Fair' Analytical Essay by ResearchRiter

Gender Ideology in 'Middlemarch' and 'Vanity Fair'
The writer looks at the pervasive quality of gender ideology in Eliot's 'Middlemarch' and Thackeray's 'Vanity Fair'.
# 123157 | 1,500 words | 14 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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In this article, exploration of the role of gender conventions in George Eliot's 'Middlemarch' and Thackeray's 'Vanity Fair'. The writer places an emphasis upon marital consequences and authors' social commentary.

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"Both George Eliot's 'Middlemarch' and William Makepeace Thackeray's 'Vanity Fair' exemplify and ultimately subversively call into question the predominant gender conventions and associated marital norms characteristic of each work's respective historical and cultural framework. Although via the exploration of traditional gender notions conventional gender socialization consequences matrimonial expectation versus marital actuality and the effects of gender socialization upon marriage. Eliot and Thackeray appear to espouse divergent views regarding gender ideals and femininity in particular both authors ultimately criticize ..."

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