The Role Of Women In The Victorian Era

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When it comes to the topic of women during the Victorian Era most of us will readily agree that they were mostly concerned with elegance, and their etiquette. Where this agreement usually ends, however, is on the question of whether women knew what was considered high fashion or if they ever cared for elegance to begin with. While some are convinced that the roles of the women were never important to begin with, others believe that the roles of women were in fact a major part in history. Many people (especially men) assume that women shouldn’t be able to occupy a job that a man has or that they shouldn’t be in the real world fighting for the lives of others. Men would prefer women to stay home and take care of the kids just as they did during the Victorian Era. For example when a woman was asked a question or the women wanted to state their opinion their words were considered dishonest or distrusting. First, In The Man With the Twisted-lip as Mrs. St. Claire explains, “Oh, you must not discourage me, Mr. Holmes. I know that all is well with him. There is so keen sympathy between us that I should know if evil came upon him” (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 105). When Holmes told Mrs. St. Claire that her husband was dead she refused to believe this because deep down she believe that Mr. St. Claire was breathing among them. Also in the Boscombe valley Mystery, “...I know that James didn’t do it. I know it and I want you to start upon your work knowing it too” (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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