As English Lit- Wider reading links, Position of Women

AS AQA English Literature key quotes for wider reading links including poetry, plays and prose on the topic of position of women.

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As AQA English Literature Wider reading quotes on Position of Women in Victorian
Society
Prose:
"Women are a decorative sex" The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde
"I suppose your reputation must count for something, even here I'm afraid ladies'
always do" Fingersmith, Sarah Waters (Modern text)
"Then God help her, for the world is cruel to girls"Fingersmith, Sarah Waters
(Modern text)
"he saw the red interior of her mouth as if it was a snakes" Tess of the
d'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
"in considering what Tess was not, he overlooked what she was and forgot that
the defective can be more than the entire" Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Thomas
Hardy
"Let us be elegant or die!" Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
"women work a great many miracles" Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
"she lives to please herself and does not care if she displeases everyone else"
The Girl of the Period, Eliza Lynn Linton
Plays:
"Women have a wonderful instinct about things. They can discover everything
except the obvious" An Ideal Husband, Oscar Wilde
"those modern women of our time who find a scandal as becoming as a new
bonnet" An Ideal Husband, Oscar Wilde
"A man's life is of more value than a woman's" An Ideal Husband, Oscar Wilde
"a songbird must keep its' beak clean" A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen
"instruct me as you always do" A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen
"his wife and at the same time his child" A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen
"my little skylark was talking like a real person" A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen
"you modern young ladies are splendid perfectly splendid" Mrs Warren's
Profession, George Bernard Shaw
"if people arrange the world that way for women, there's no good pretending it's
arranged the other way" Mrs Warren's Profession, George Bernard Shaw
"The world was made for men and not for women" A Woman of No Importance,
Oscar Wilde
"Let all women who have sinned be punished" A Woman of No Importance,
Oscar Wilde
"what a typical woman you are! You talk sentimentally and you are thoroughly
selfish the whole time" A Woman of No Importance, Oscar Wilde
"sphinxes without secrets" A Woman of No Importance, Oscar Wilde

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Poetry:
"you sinned me with a pleasant sin" The Convent Threshold, Christina Rossetti
"For love, to give up acres and degree" XXIII, Elizabeth Barrett Browning
"a cagebird life" Aurora Leigh, Elizabeth Barrett Browning
"Gold head by golden head/ like two pigeons in one nest" Goblin Market,
Christina Rossetti
"there is no friend like a sister" Goblin Market, Christina Rossetti
"come buy, come buy" Goblin Market, Christina Rossetti…read more

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