Jane Eyre - Position of women

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  • Created on: 09-04-18 11:55

Position of women:

Context:

During the Victorian era men were very much superior to women. Women were seen to have a sole purpose of entertaining their husbands guests, providing children and cleaning and cooking for her family. This was known as the domestic sphere, which was a sterotype many women were involved in. Furthermore, marriage during this period was not romanticised and it was very un-equal. Women had to promise to obey their husbands and were seen as a property to them. During marriage women lost everything they had owned prior to the marriage, including any property or money. All of their possessions now belonged to the husband. Women during the Victorian period also had no…

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