Social context in 'Wuthering Heights'

  • Created by: Lauren
  • Created on: 17-01-13 19:47

Literary period: Victorian

  • The Bronte sisters had to publish there work under masculine pseudonyms as it was not considered socially acceptable for women to write. They wanted their work to recieve fair criticism and believed that revieling their true identity would have harmed this.
  • They had right to be concerned as when it was revealed that the writer of 'Wuthering Heights' was in fact female many readers were unhappy.
  • Social class was important and it was very acceptable and not unnusual to marry for wealth and class rather…


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