Essay about Feminist Literature
“Feminism is a belief that women should fight for their equal rights, powers and opportunities as men do,” (Cambridge Dictionary). The antagonistic nature of the women in the Victorian period was to bring many changes in their lifestyle, and not follow the norm of the traditions and values in that time. This burning desire, to become free, emancipated, liberal, and to be able to speak freely of their thoughts was …show more content…
Many of the great authors, like Marilyn Yalom and Thomas J. Schlereth, have brilliantly constructed the true picture of the women’s image from the Victorian period. “Queen Victoria herself embodied for the masses apotheosis of wife-and motherhood” (Yalom, 183). This explains that Queen Victoria was a well-defined woman of the era, and how she portrayed a public figured greatly admired by many females who saw her as their role model of a perfect mother, and housewife.
“A History of the Wife” is written by Marilyn Yalom and it objectifies that women in the same time period as the Victorian era were better off because they did not have the worry of divorce, or birth out of wedlock, or circumstances of love before marriage. Even so, they