The Dream Lover Themes & Motifs

Elizabeth Berg
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Women are capable

Aurore shows that women are capable of achieving as much as men. Even though this is not a popular social sentiment during the Victorian era in which Aurore lives, the books she writes with strong females fitting the typical male hero archetype are selling in record numbers. Whether the readers buy them because they like the idea of strong female characters or because they simply view the stories as farce, her stories introduce the concept of gender equality.

Aurore's success as a writer comes largely from her ability to fit into a man's world. She dresses manly in order to circumvent the expensive tickets women must buy for theater box seats, but finds that she rather enjoys male conversation. She successfully fits in and hangs out with a group of men after the play. She holds her own when conversing about politics and philosophy...

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