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Alcott and Hawthorne's Portrayal of Feminine Roles

Summary: Feminine roles in Hawthorne's Blithedale Romance and Alcott's Transcendental Wild Oats
In the nineteenth century domestic, maternal women were considered the ideal. Several authors challenged this ideal while others glorified it and showed it as completely pragmatic. After all, who better to raise and feed the family than the one who is responsible for giving life to them? Louisa May Alcott shows her primary female figure in Transcendental Wild Oats, Hope Lamb, in a strong traditional female role. Hope is arguably the strongest character in the story and serves as an alternative to the typical modern feminist society promotes today. In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Blithedale Romance, Zenobia is the heroine who to a great extend runs the commune. She is bold physically, spiritually and intellectually. She is very much different from Hope Lamb, but in many crucial ways, they are all too similar.

In Alcott's Transcendental Wild Oats, Hope Lamb is the faithful wife of Abel Lamb and the...

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