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Victorian Woman Essay Examples

The Culturally Displaced Other in Jane Eyre
Jane uses the reference of slaves and the colonized in the context of oppression. The comparison that Jane makes between the condition of a woman and a slave is not to show the latter inferior but to stress on the grimness of torture on both...
Pages: 6 (1500 words) , Essay , Literature
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The Relationship between Sexes in Two Different Stories in Dubliners
However, as the story progresses, it becomes evident that Mrs. Kearney is a brave woman who has the capacity and boldness required to fight for her rights and that of her daughter. When her daughter signs a contract to perform in the concerts, the event...
Pages: 8 (2000 words) , Essay , Gender & Sexual Studies
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Victorian Ideals in Middlemarch
Victorian ideals of the ‘proper’ woman were founded on four core principles – those of piety, purity, submissiveness, and domesticity. The hierarchy of these four core values was delineated by Barbara Welter in the 1960s in their order of social importance. “Young men looking for...
Pages: 7 (1750 words) , Book Report/Review , Literature
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Women in Rebellion - The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins and Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
Marian overhears a plot by Glyde and Foscoe to appropriate Laura’s money and she warns Laura against signing any document without reading it. She climbs on to the roof of the veranda to overhear the plot but falls sick. When she recovers from her illness,...
Pages: 8 (2000 words) , Essay , Literature
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Vampire Women in Bram Stokers Dracula and Angela Carters The Lady of the House of Love
Vampire Women in Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Angela Carter’s “The Lady of the House of Love” Bram Stoker’s Dracula mirrors the gender and sexual anxieties as well as the cultural fears of the late nineteenth century relating to the perception of women in society, while...
Pages: 3 (750 words) , Essay , Literature
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The Relationship Between Social Class and Gender in Jane Eyre
Jane is conscious of her social ambiguity and disadvantage in terms of femininity and its charms : “A Victorian woman's value resides chiefly in her femaleness” (Archibald, 8), and she seeks to overcome both through mental discipline in Lowood, where she does gain an education,...
Pages: 8 (2000 words) , Essay , Literature
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Sweet and Spice (Jane Eyre and Catherine Morland)
This not only shows the way Jane felt but also the predicament of most women of that era. Catherine of Northanger Abbey was considerably more content with her life and rightly so, because as compared to Jane Eyre, Catherine lived a life of luxury. This...
Pages: 5 (1250 words) , Essay , Literature
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Comic Spirit Romance in Comedies
The women of The Importance of Being Earnest, namely Gwendolen Fairfax and Cecily Cardew grant Wilde with opportunities to talk about ideas and publicize the modern woman. They may be similar in some ways, but more different in how Wilde used them as literary tools...
Pages: 7 (1750 words) , Essay , Literature
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Virginia Woolf as a Social Critique of Womens Status
In “A Room of One’s Own” Woolf states that “Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.” Furthermore, Woolf employs various rhetorical factors to strengthen her contentions that women should be bestowed equality in material circumstances...
Pages: 8 (2000 words) , Essay , Literature
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Comparison of Works by Thomas Hardy and Gwendolyn Brooks
Analyzing the rhetorical elements of Hardy’s The Ruined Maid and Gwendolyn’s Sadie and Maude, the reader can find the fact that both of them have practised various rhetorical features like pathos, ethos and logos in different forms. Both Hardy and Gwendolyn Brooks depict the story...
Pages: 5 (1250 words) , Coursework , Literature
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Austens Women in a Conservative Society
“The social world she described so minutely was that of the Regency, a period, partly in the 18th, partly in the 19th century, that had its own particular characteristics. It was a time when the rigid class system of the earlier 18th century was breaking...
Pages: 20 (5000 words) , Essay , Gender & Sexual Studies
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Directing Lady Audleys Secret Novel Authored by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
According to the Concise Oxford Dictionary melodrama is a play with songs interspersed and with the Orchestral music accompanying the action. Thus according to that context, music is the soul of this theatrical genre. It is the major element to enhance the effect. In the...
Pages: 8 (2000 words) , Term Paper , Visual Arts & Film Studies
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Professional Life of Amy Beach
Amy started her career as a professional composer in 1883 in Boston when she played Chopin’s Rondo in E flat and Moscheles’s G minor Concerto. Soon after, she appeared as a soloist with the Boston symphony opera. She got married in 1885 with a Boston...
Pages: 6 (1500 words) , Essay , Biographies
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The Behavior of Jane Eyre from the Social Point of View
Based on what we can glean from Jane Eyre, it is clear that she was swayed by the evangelical movement to an extent. The Victorian era was a time when complex tensions existed “between Evangelical, Calvinist, and Methodist theologies that swept through and ultimately divided...
Pages: 7 (1750 words) , Essay , Literature
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Characters, Analysis, & Facts - Jane Eyre
In regards to the matter of whether Jane Eyre as a novel, in general, should be considered as radical or feminist, there are a few factors that need to be taken into consideration first before this is truly and fully understandably answered. For instance, the...
Pages: 6 (1500 words) , Literature review , Literature
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Judith Buttler about Anthropological Structuralism and Womanliness as a Masquerade
Judith Buttler’s Heterosexual matrix is broken down through the analysis of “Womanliness as a masquerade”. This is a psychoanalytic description by psychologist John Riviere. In this explanation, the statement made is that women have the power to hide their emotions and similar feelings towards fellow...
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The Critical Understanding of the Crime of Rape in the UK
 While law enforcement officials respond quickly to investigating reported crimes of rape, there is the reason to believe that more crimes of rape go unreported than are actually reported.  The reason for this  An article appearing in The Daily Mail in 2006 reported that rape...
Pages: 24 (6000 words) , Case Study , Law
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The Role of Marriage in Jane Austen's Fiction
Often, marriage is about nothing more than money. Marriage is often arranged so that one partner can elevate social status. “Mr. Elliot wears mourning for the early demise of his wife (though for him this was a fortunate accident, as it leaves him to the...
Pages: 10 (2500 words) , Essay , Environmental Studies
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Christina Rossetti: Goblin Market and Sister Maude
Rossetti spent much of her life with her mother, living in her mother’s house and working alongside her mother in a failed attempt to start a small school as a means of supporting the family after her father lost his vision. She did receive two...
Pages: 9 (2250 words) , Book Report/Review , Literature
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Anthropology of Taste
Our food is safe, and we know it is food. There is no innate need to suspect broccoli or beef tongue. In general, people know that any food in the grocery store, whether they’ve eaten it previously or not, will not kill them. And yet,...
Pages: 6 (1500 words) , Essay , Anthropology
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IN THE STORY OF AN HOUR, MRS.MALLARD DIES VERY SUDEENLY AT THE END. IN THE YELLOW WALLPAPER. THE NARRATOR GOES INSANE. WHAT SIMILARITES OF CAUSE AND EFFECT
Your Your Number 14 April 2006 Too Much Love: Similarities in “The Story of an Hour” and “The Yellow Wallpaper” When a marriage is a prison and the husband is a warden, strong women must eventually find a way to escape. Mrs. Mallard in “The...
Pages: 4 (1000 words) , Essay
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Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses
The plot revolves around, as the title suggests, what happens when some of the residents of Sudan migrate back to where the colonial masters came from, before returning to their homeland having gained new and shocking knowledge which then contributes to the way that the...
Pages: 16 (4000 words) , Research Paper , Social science
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Analysis of Illustrations Published with Far From the Maddening Crowd (1874) in The Cornhill as Expressions of Hardy's Ideas
Everything that had previously existed as the foundations of living had shifted in the past 50 years. Economics shifted from an agrarian, land-based economy to one of business and commerce; socially ingrained concepts of class and position were eroding, allowing commoners to quickly escalate to...
Pages: 8 (2000 words) , Essay , Literature
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Law and Justice in Willkie Collins The Moonstone
Collins has exposed the mindset of contemporary England with respect to class differences. Although the maidservant has been employed in Rachel’s service for years she is brought under scrutiny immediately. Given that Rachel previously possessed the diamond before her wearing it at the party, it...
Pages: 6 (1500 words) , Essay , Literature
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Historical Background in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Auston and Provoked by Rahila Gupta
In Austen’s time, there was no real way for young women of the "genteel" classes to strike out on their own or be independent. (Those of lower classes worked at low paying domestic jobs or unskilled factory workers with almost no rights)Professions such as law,...
Pages: 15 (3750 words) , Book Report/Review , Social science
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Stoker's Dracula as a Prototype of the Representative of the British Middle or Upper Class, Who Drinks the Workers' Blood
There is a demarcation between the classes and one of the aspects of this division has always been that which separates superstition from the scientific approach.  The classes who enjoy the privilege of education associated with being born to wealth tend toward the skeptical, while...
Pages: 7 (1750 words) , Book Report/Review , Literature
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Analysis of the Trifles of Femininity
It was considered that a man who treated his woman harshly was somehow justified by her troublesome nature, even if that nature was not immediately apparent to outsiders. Women who struggled against these ideas were considered to be mentally ill. “Mental illnesses during the Victorian...
Pages: 6 (1500 words) , Research Paper , Gender & Sexual Studies
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A Literary Analysis of The Reader By Bernhard Schlink
III. Hanna’s Notorious Past Hanna turns out not to be as innocent as she would suggest—even though we already know that Hanna is an utterly daring, witty, wise and capricious soul. Of course, there are some factual errors that must be cleared...
Pages: 9 (2250 words) , Research Paper , Literature
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How Did Women's Fashions Change in the 1920's
The first short skirt sounded the death knell of the haute couture era [Skirt length reached its lowest point in 1923 (1920s Fashions for Women)] and ushered in the modern era of fashion which conceived the idea of erotic beauty. The transformation of a woman...
Pages: 7 (1750 words) , Research Paper , Culture
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Feminism in the 21st Century Women's Fiction
The interest of the effectiveness of the women’s movement, the emphasis is often placed upon a reversal of the public-private hierarchy… the deconstruction of the opposition between the private and the public is implicit in all and, and explicit in some, feminist activity”. Hence, the...
Pages: 11 (2750 words) , Assignment , Literature
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Mourning and Melancholia in the Works of Art from a Psychoanalytic Perspective
According to Freud, “In mourning, it is the world which has become poor and empty; in melancholia, it is the ego itself” (Freud, 1989: 585).  The ego, as described by Freud, can be equated with the concept of the conscious mind.  This is the socializing...
Pages: 10 (2500 words) , Essay , Psychology
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Film Genres
In that respect, it is clear that the horror film is a reactionary genre since it provides an easy access into the unknown and scary world in which viewers are able to experience fear without really being in any danger themselves. Precisely, the horror film...
Pages: 8 (2000 words) , Essay , Visual Arts & Film Studies
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The Women's Destiny In Gilmans The Yellow Wallpaper
The protagonist is an unnamed young upper-middle-class woman who has been suffering from depression after giving birth to her son. What accentuates her suffering further is her husband John’s apparent lack of sympathy for her condition. He puts her within the confines of a large...
Pages: 7 (1750 words) , Essay , Literature
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Changing Women Body Standards
The 1950s is one of the iconic eras for the curvy women led by Marilyn Monroe. The era emphasized that a fuller figure was much more beautiful than being thin. The women had long legs, were bustier and had what was described as the hourglass...
Pages: 6 (1500 words) , Research Paper , English
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Analysis of The Yellow Wallpaper Narrative Authored by Gilman
The term nervous depression refuses to impress the narrator because it relies on the objective aspects of her illness and the subjective “mind” of the woman becomes a taboo. Her mind and the awareness of it threatens John’s authoritative standing which severely destroys any healthy...
Pages: 7 (1750 words) , Essay , Literature
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The Role of Art in the British Empire
This paper critically looks at the reasoning and provides an insight as to whether arts high profile necessarily means that its audience has expanded. It will also evaluate the question as to whether arts high profile has any significant reconfiguration of the interface between high...
Pages: 10 (2500 words) , Essay , Visual Arts & Film Studies
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Women as Individual Entity in Novels of D.H. Lawrence and Evelyn Waugh
The paper states that the conventional ideas of social construction regard women as subservient to men and do not recognize them as individual entities. Voices regarding women freedom and individualization have been raised in different ages but those were not strong enough so that the...
Pages: 12 (3000 words) , Book Report/Review , Literature
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Learning Style from Movies
The main way by which fashion on film can actually be viewed as a tool of rebellion is when fashion is used to bring about a change in the lifestyle of the people. In movies and stories on the reel, there have been a vast...
Pages: 8 (2000 words) , Case Study , Visual Arts & Film Studies
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Silver blaze by Arthur Conan Doyle
Furthermore, Watson is Sherlock Holmes’s sidekick who, by and large, is not as brilliant as him. However, Wanton somehow does make things easier for Holmes. Through sly questions and ejaculations of surprise, Dr. Watson synthesizes the focal point of this story. No doubt, after reading...
Pages: 5 (1250 words) , Term Paper , Literature
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Visual analysis of an advertisement
The visual targets a wide audience coverage to make its message effective in evoking action. The visual seeks to create awareness to their target audience that the victims of child trafficking and prostitution are also victims of sexual assault, abuse, and exploitation. Presenting a complete,...
Pages: 7 (1750 words) , Essay , Media
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Criticla Analysis of Mrs Dalloway Novel Authored by Virginia Woolf
Elizabeth who is seventeen years old goes to lunch with an older friend and tutor, Doris Kilman. As she goes about carrying on her duties Clarissa begins to reflect on the choices she has made in her life and the significant moments that have influenced...
Pages: 8 (2000 words) , Literature review , Literature
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Fashion Concept and Modern Social Theory
Emotions constitute a large part of any human being's life regardless of gender. Hence, when one decides that a particular fashion style is what they need and goes ahead to buy an attire that symbolizes that style, it is considered as an emotional practice. In...
Pages: 8 (2000 words) , Essay , Social science
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How, and to what extent, was Margaret Thatcher successful
The new post-war Britain was in a state of transition from his conventional politics and values when she left Grantham behind. Britain significantly transited during the World War II, thus making the circumstances favorable for the victory of the Labour Party of Clement Attlee in...
Pages: 10 (2500 words) , Essay , History
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The Characteristics of the Radical Feminist Movement and a Contemporary Movement
Radical feminists have accepted childbirth as being natural and as a means of tuning in to nature. However, not all radical feminists accept this proposition. Witting (1973), views the process of giving birth as being forced. She views the fact that societies are planned and...
Pages: 10 (2500 words) , Research Paper , Military
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The Status And Position Of The Women In Society
The present paper aims to discuss the status and position of the women in society within global perspective by conducting a comparative investigation into the proposition that whether or not their status has witnessed any significant alterations with the passage of time. In other terms,...
Pages: 8 (2000 words) , Essay , History
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Self-Identity and Independent Themes in Novels
In the first few pages of the novel, the reader cultivates feelings of sympathy and warmth towards Pip. These episodes introduce the fact that the parents are “dead and buried” and that the poor boy has never had a glimpse of either of them. Pip...
Pages: 9 (2250 words) , Essay , Literature
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The History of Graphic Design
While digital graphic design offers the immense possibility, flexibility and precise control, it was soon realized that this perfection of form was somehow lacking in aesthetic appeal. Images created solely on the computer in graphics programs that can produce flawless vector curves and impossibly straight...
Pages: 18 (4500 words) , Research Paper , Gender & Sexual Studies
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Victorian Architecture
Ruskin described Gothic craftwork as constructing a full-fledged model of ‘social practices,’ which enables individuals to develop virtues in pursuit of “internal goods,” and other “standards of excellence” of their artistic work. In other words, Ruskin love for this unity is a representation of the...
Pages: 10 (2500 words) , Essay , Culture
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Recommendations on How Best to Implement School Desegregation in the North-West of England
Even when social psychologists attempt a ‘micro-ecology of social division’ they appear to ignore the simple, straightforward and valid, commonsense explanations in favor of abstruse jargon that obfuscates the issues. Dixon and Durrheim studied the pattern of use by Blacks and Whites of a beach...
Pages: 11 (2750 words) , Assignment , Social science
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Analysis of Brave New World Revisited by Aldous Huxley
The Second World War took this attitude of heredity and eugenics to the extreme. What was most discredited about eugenics was the attempt to define the good and bad of the gene pool, thereby resulting in scientific racism? Germany then integrated the modern sentiments of...
Pages: 8 (2000 words) , Term Paper , Philosophy
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