Marriage Or Career? Domestic Ideology In George Gissing's The Odd Women

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Title: Marriage Or Career? Domestic Ideology In George Gissing's The Odd Women
Author: Hsu, Kuo-Wei
Abstract: Although George Gissing is acclaimed for his progressive thoughts on liberating women from patriarchy by establishing financial independence , some critics challenge such praise for Gissing by arguing that he is still confined within patriarchal thinking because he still adheres to domestic ideology , which advocates that women should stay within the domestic sphere and be protected from corruption of the outside world . The discussion of this thesis is divided into two main parts : first , despite their efforts to fight for freedom in marriage , women fail to escape from the control of patriarchy because through domestic ideology patriarchy still drives women back to the domestic sphere . Secondly , though feminists in the novel claim that women can attain to their ultimate independence by establishing financial independence , they are still confined within domestic ideology since their thinking is still in accordance with the norm of Victorian domestic ideology .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /10106 /205
Date: 2007-08-23

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Marriage Or Career? Domestic Ideology In George Gissing's The Odd Women. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /10106 /205 .

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