Emma Essay | Oppression of Women in Victorian Society Expressed in "Emma" and "Jane Eyre"

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Oppression of Women in Victorian Society Expressed in "Emma" and "Jane Eyre"

Summary: How Engish Victorian society oppressed women, and how that oppression is expressed in two classic works of literature: "Emma" by Jane Austen and "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte.

How would you like it ladies if you were told that your only place in this world was in the home, or that as you were born a woman you were already given the career of marriage? There would be no way out of it, no hope of changing and becoming something new and exciting, you were stuck in this position and either you made the best of it or died trying to revolt. Women held no rights. They were forced to be robots, performing only for the men they had to seek marriage to. The only jobs that women were allowed to hold was that of motherhood, they were not allowed to speak unless spoken to and certainly were not expected to have personal opinion. It was not until the start of the Women's Liberation Movement in...

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