Victorian Era (The Woman Question (Infant Custody Act (women could get…
The Woman Question
Iconography of the Queen (Victoria)
Sarah S. Ellis -
The Women of England...
Infant Custody Act
women could get custody of children in rare cases of divorce
'An Angel of the House'
central in feminist criticism of the Victorian Era
The dramatic monologue
different, unexpected POV
catalog of human emotions
Mid-Victorian Period (1848-70)
a new prosperity for the middle class
rise of the middle class - the poor are still poor
Early troubles (1832-1848)
1831: riots that led to reform bill
fear of revolution
rise of mass media and mass leisure
1867: doubled the number of men who could vote
1873: end of property connected to voting
'My Last Duchess'
hinting at the murder of the last duchess
beware the forbidden fruit
cautionary tale, but maybe not suited for children
goblins are promiscuous men?