Women in Victorian Literature Essay by The Research Group

Women in Victorian Literature
Examines portrayals of actual vs. ideal woman, roles in home & society, relationships with men in works by Oscar Wilde, Dickens and Bram Stoker.
# 12205 | 2,700 words | 11 sources | 1996 | US

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"The purpose of this research is to examine issues surrounding the so-called "Woman Question" in Victorian literature. The plan of the research will be to set forth the context in which Victorians viewed actual and ideal women, women's position in society and in the home, and relationships between the sexes, and then to discuss the ways in which various writers treat relevant matters.

The Victorian Period in England was marked by a growing agitation for the equality of women, and the record is that the conventional social response to the agitation was largely unfriendly. The women's-rights social protest challenged received wisdom about appropriate women's behavior. One aspect of the challenge was the more or less formal women's-rights movement responding to a whole range of domestic injustices. The term "more.."

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