Breaking with Victorian Tradition: A Compare and Contrast Between Jane Eyre and Aurora Floyd.
|dc.description.abstract||Despite many changes in the Victorian period, not much changed for women and their positions in society. “The Angel in the House” by Coventry Patmore was seen as the Victorian feminine ideal that women should embody. This thesis aims to show how women writers such as Charlotte Brontë and Mary Elizabeth Braddon placed criticism on the patriarchal society and gender roles of men and women. It will explore the novels Jane Eyre and Aurora Floyd and show how the authors used their protagonists and their relationships to invert the patriarchal society in their novels. This thesis concludes that Charlotte Brontë and Mary Elizabeth Braddon showed society that a woman could be independent and strong and did not have to embody the Victorian feminine idea in order to have a happy marriage and succeed in life.||en_US|
|dc.thesis.faculty||Faculteit der Letteren||en_US|
|dc.thesis.specialisation||Engelse taal en cultuur||en_US|
|dc.thesis.studyprogramme||Bachelor Engelse taal en cultuur||en_US|
|dc.title||Breaking with Victorian Tradition: A Compare and Contrast Between Jane Eyre and Aurora Floyd.||en_US|