Women In Victorian England In The Eighteenth Century

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Social boundaries and moral restrictions on women take over Victorian England in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth centuries. However, deviant women appear to be beyond such confines. As mentioned before, women were placed in the house and labeled as “the angel in the house.” Conversely, such criterion has been undermined with the emergence of the “femme fatale” as Victorian England becomes vulnerable to internal and external threats represented by such type of evil women. As Auerbach observes, “in Victorian England, an age possessed by faith but deprived of dogma, any incursion of the supernatural into the natural became ambiguously awful because unclassifiable” (75). More distinctively, such images of women were in line with the Victorian
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