Gender Inequality In Victorian Literature

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Women, in the 19th century’s England, are generally characterized by gender inequality. For example; women had less rights then men; women could not vote, women stayed uneducated. Women stayed belong to domestic space while men were in public space. Women stayed at so much that’s why they associated with home. In the 19th century general perception of women comes from this association actually. Things that were expected from a woman was to housekeeper, take care of children, show compassion to her husband and do numberless house work. They become silent and invisible. These condition of women is projected into most of Victorian Literature. However; sometimes writers never mention them, sometimes writers ignore their emotions, sometimes writers trivialize them. Of course women were not continued to domesticity forever. With the early 20th century improvements and innovations, society started to change. Not only society also women started to changed. In early 20th centuries men were not the only working group. Women had take a role in public space due to the war. The new women had started to rise. They were give the opportunity to go to school, and they become independent. Women reflected in novels those times like they social, powerful, and progressive. Charles Dickens is the one of the main male writer in Victorian Era. He is known with his detailed description. However; his descriptions are not always detailed enough. For example; in, his one of the chief novel, Hard
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