Nevertheless, writing many of his plays with Elizabeth I on the throne, Shakespeare created heroines who operate in, rebel against, attempt to rule, or are crushed by a social structure largely determined by men. With another queen on the throne in nineteenth-century Britain, both women and Shakespeare were idealized. During Queen Victoria's reign (1837-1901), editions of Shakespeare were produced especially with the female reader or listener in mind. Any passage "that might wound a feminine sense of delicacy" was cut. Books about Shakespeare's heroines, illustrated with their portraits, were used to disseminate ideas of good moral behavior among young women.
George Eliot makes her feminist stance in Middlemarch in much the same way as Ibsen. In Middlemarch, one of the main female characters, Dorothea, wants control of her life and chooses happiness over wealth. These female characters from these well-known works are represented in such a way to give readers a grasp of the social conditions involving women. A Doll’s House (Et dukkehjem in Norwegian), was written by an 1879 playwright by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. The play was controversial when it was first released, because it is extremely critical of marriage norms in the 19th century.
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These theories will help to bring into perspective decision making and thinking processes. We will also explore how recent developments in the nineteenth century caused this era to be termed as the new psychology. Psychology has a long history and one may wonder how it is recently considered the new psychology and the new psychologist. Furthermore, we will be exploring the difficulties of women and minorities initial attempt to enter psychologies work force. No one wants to believe that once segregation had been outlawed people continued to mistreat minorities.
Retrieved 04 10, 2010, from Corrosion Club: http://www.corrosion-club.com/whatis.htm Yang , L. (Ed.). (n.d.). Techniques for corrosion monitoring. Retrieved March 18, 2010, from Woodhead Publishing: http://www.woodheadpublishing.com/en/book.aspx?bookID=1257 Yang, L.
Tremendous volumes of literature were written to reinforce appropriate female behaviour. By the mid-eighteenth century, the ideological division of women into two classes, the virtuous and the fallen, was well developed (Armstrong, 18). Literature often portrayed both of these women, with the virtuous triumphing at the end and the fallen receiving her appropriate punishment. Chopin followe... ... middle of paper ... ...ery caused tremendous controversy when the book was published in 1899. Whatever the moralistic tone of The Awakening, it is definitely a powerful novel about female sexuality and the first in American fiction to criticize the presumption that sex and marriage were associated.
(2011). Dante: Reason and religion. Retrieved December 14, 2011, from http://web.ebscohost.com/src/detail?sid=5cd2709b-b242-4ee4-b1ba-8dc080c53953%40sessionmgr13&vid=1&hid=13&bdata=JnNpdGU9c3JjLWxpdmU%3d#db=ulh&AN=59526105 Chou, P. (1999). Romance: Dante & Beatrice. Retrieved December 9, 2011, from http://www.wisdomportal.com/Romance/Dante-Beatrice.html Hutchinson’s Biography Database.
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