Women In L. A. Tennyson's Lady Of Shalott

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In the Victorian era, the woman had a determined place and role in society- she was considered to be the one that maintained a family. Her only “centre of interest” was to take care of the issues related to her home, which was like a shelter.( Ionoaia). So she belonged to it and had no close relation with the outside world. The society had this ideal image of women, thus, they were expected to behave in that way, and if she did not do so, she could have been judged or have a bad consequence. This is one of the ideas that comes out, by analyzation in terms of social, from L.A.Tennyson’s “Lady of Shalott”. In this poem, the author presents the bad fate of the woman that did not comply her condition. On the one hand, the outside…show more content…
Then, when the image of Sir Lancelot shows of in the mirror, she can not resist the temptation. Thus, she stops doing her thing and gets distracted of the life the other but her can live. ”She look’d down to Camelot./Out flew the web and floated wide;/The mirror crack’d from side to side;/‘The curse is come upon me,’ cried”. Tennyson suggests, through an exaggeration, the bad consequence that trying to experience the real world has on the lady, who was supposed to take care of her home only. Being attracted by the knight, with his „coal-black curls”, she is guided by the desire to experience the feeling of love. She escapes the tower and eventually ends up dying. "In the stormy east-wind straining,/The pale yellow woods were waning,/The broad stream in his banks complaining,/Heavily the low sky raining/Over tower’d Camelot;” The sad faith of the lady of Chalott is reflected in the nature. The woman’s world of fantasies is different from the real world and, trying to experience it brings her to failure and death is like a punishment for

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