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The Female Gothic Subtext:Gender Politics in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre and Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper

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dc.contributor.author Pazhavila, Angie
dc.date.accessioned 2007-09-27T17:29:50Z
dc.date.available 2007-09-27T17:29:50Z
dc.date.issued 2007-01
dc.identifier.citation Pazhavila, Angie (2007). The Female Gothic Subtext: Gender Politics in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre and Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper. Lethbridge Undergraduate Research Journal, 1(2). en
dc.identifier.issn 1718-8482
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/478
dc.description.abstract This essay examines how Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre and Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper found, in the conventions of the Gothic genre, a forum in which to address the universality of female suffering, as well as introduce progressive notions for the modification of female conduct. Gothic literature, while allowing the reader to live vicariously through the heroine's ordeals in a world of danger and mystery, also provided women authors with the ideal medium in which to conceal radical critiques of the gender politics of their age. Socialist and humanist values are prevalent in both texts, and while Jane Eyre is an educational novel, aiming to show the reader what happens when the protagonist has integrity, and fights for her rights, The Yellow Wallpaper is a cautionary tale, warning readers of the result when the protagonist does not fight back against those who would oppress her. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Lethbridge Undergraduate Research Journal en
dc.subject Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855 -- Characters -- Women en
dc.subject Gilman, Charlotte Perkins, 1860-1935. Yellow wallpaper en
dc.subject Gothic revival (Literature) en
dc.title The Female Gothic Subtext:Gender Politics in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre and Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper en
dc.type Article en
dc.publisher.faculty Seattle University en
dc.publisher.institution Seattle University en

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