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Edith Wharton's View of Women: Lily Bart in The House of Mirth
Halmstad University, School of Humanities (HUM).
2011 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In this essay I plan to show how Wharton, through Lily, criticised society, and more specifically its expectations of women. My thesis is that Wharton and her character Lily exposed the upper class society of New York, and its ruthlessness, by voicing a woman’s point of view. Therefore, the main purpose here is to reveal the complexity of the lives women led in order to fulfil society’s expectations and I thereby plan to explore what it was like living in a world governed by strict rules of conduct.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 21 p.
Keyword [en]
Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth, Lily Bart, Literary Text Analysis, Feminism, New Historicism
National Category
Humanities Languages and Literature
URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-16183OAI: diva2:440715
Subject / course
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2011-09-14 Created: 2011-09-08 Last updated: 2011-09-14Bibliographically approved

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