An Analysis of Women’s Position in Books from Female Writers’ Perspective in Victorian Era: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, and Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey

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Esen Yağmur DURSUN


In the Victorian era, people were greatly impressed by the impact of separation of spheres and classes on their lives. This effect was at the centre of the struggle for existence of women in society through gender differences. Women were imprisoned in private sphere and were forced to spend their lives in a restricted way away from social life. On the other hand, women who tried to be in male-dominated areas faced difficulties. In Victorian England, female writers used pseudonyms to survive. In their books, which they could publish in hiding in this way, they dealt with women from different angles by addressing the issue of women, and they revealed the position of women in Victorian Era. In this paper, it will be explained how Victorian women writers such as Jane Austen, Emily Brontë, and Mary Wollstonecraft dealt with the roles of women in society and how they criticized the patriarchal social order of Victorian England.


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DURSUN, E. (2021). An Analysis of Women’s Position in Books from Female Writers’ Perspective in Victorian Era:. Journal of English Language and Literature Club, 4(1), 10-14. Retrieved from


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