Depictions of women in Victorian literature: precursors of social change or stereotypical?
literary criticism, Jane Eyre, Hard Times, women
England’s Victorian Age was pregnant with the seeds of social change, inter-sown with the nutrients of personal and national introspection. Within this upheaval, Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre and Charles Dicken’s Hard Times expose concerns about the position and value of Victorian females. This stereotypical portrayal of their characters can be transplanted to the current, twenty-first century struggle with gender equality. Exploration of our past can light our present as well as illuminate our gendered/non-gendered future.
Hermary, Dorothy. "Depictions of women in Victorian literature: precursors of social change or stereotypical?" MUSe 2.1 (2015): n. pag. Web. 14 April 2016.
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