Great Expectations Essay | Biddy: the Ideal Woman

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Biddy: the Ideal Woman

Summary: Essay analyzes the character of Biddy in Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations."


It is of utmost importance that women in the Victorian Era follow the typical fabrication of the ideal woman. To Victorians, the ideal woman embodies an obedient, and nurturing nature. Biddy, who is an orphan, was brought up by hand, just like Pip. She lived with Mr. Wopsle's great-aunt. With these characteristics, Biddy from Charles Dickens Great Expectations, acquires the definition of Victorian success.

Biddy is obedient because she is loyal, and respectful towards Pip, and Joe. Biddy's loyalty and respect with Pip is seen when "Pip reposed complete confidence in no one but Biddy"(95), particularly because he found that "Biddy [is] never insulting, or capricious, or Biddy to-day and somebody else tomorrow, she would have derived only pain, and no pleasure, from giving me pain; she would far rather have wounded her own breast then mine." (131). Biddy would sacrifice her life before Pip's life. Dickens's...

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