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Women in the Victorian Era

General Opinion of Women

The symbolism of a `caged bird' is often seen within Victorian Art or Literature and this
is used to describe women of the Victorian Era. Suggesting that they are the bird,
contained by rules and laws. It could also suggest that…

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Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell - "would have despised the modern idea of
women being equal to men. Equal indeed! she knew they were superior."
David Copperfield by Dickens - "This piece of pollution, picked up from the
water-side, to be made much of for an…


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