The Position of Middle-Class Women in Victorian Period

Elvan Mutlu


This paper discusses the position of middle-class women in Victorian Britain and how middle-class women organized their own society without the intrusion of men.

This article shows that women could have their own voices in a patriarchal society and the ideological position of women as merely the angel in the house was challenged. It indicates that middle-class women subverted the traditional Victorian views on the position of women.



middle-class women, Victorian era, feminism, patriarchal society, the ‘odd’ women


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