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More papers and theses around Anne Brontë's works:
Anne Brontë's Shameful Agnes Grey
Katherine Hallemeier, Queen's University
Victorian Literature and Culture
Volume 41 / Issue 02 / June 2013, pp 251-260

For much of the twentieth century, literary criticism tended to be relatively dismissive of Anne Brontë's novels. While recent scholarship has argued for the complexity of gender and class dynamics in Agnes Grey (1847), there is little consensus as to what, precisely, those dynamics are. Elizabeth Hollis Berry suggests that Agnes “takes charge of her life” (58), and Maria H. Frawley argues that her narrative is a “significant statement of self-empowerment” (116). Maggie Berg and Dara Rossman Regaignon, however, highlight the continued subjugation of Agnes in the course of her narrative. These scholars’ divergent readings demonstrate how Agnes Grey and Agnes Grey can be read both as illustrative of what Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak has famously described as the nineteenth century “female individualist” (307), and as instructive of the social strictures that circumscribed this identity. In this essay, I outline how shame works in and through the novel to bridge these opposing readings.
The Situation of Governesses in the 19th Century Based on Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre and Anne Bronte's Agnes Grey

Autor : Silye, Laura
Advisor: Rácz, István
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In my essay I would like to reflect upon a fragment of nineteenth century female society that lacked wealthy positions and therefore opportunities for leading a carefree lifestyle devoid of money-related hardship and dependence on others, the latter one of which was considered “the great curse of a single female life” (MacPherson 1). In the first half of the nineteenth century, a new layer of society, namely, the new middle-class was beginning to emerge, who most of all consisted of the ‘novoeaux riches’ manufacturers, as they were then called (Sherry 31). These people provided the “impoverished gentlewomen” with work, therefore offering them the chance to come by money and make a living out of it (Sherry 31). Those women who set out to work by wealthy middle-class families were usually descendants of the clergy. They were competent to give proper education to children, and besides teaching they were also qualified enough to lay the grounds of the right manners and etiquette in them. The nature of the work these women completed from time to time was not at all homogeneous as not only teaching and moral education occurred among their tasks, but they were frequently requested and expected to perform certain duties of a housemaid as well... (Introduction)
Religions Sensibility in Anne Brontë's Agnes Grey and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall『アグネス・グレイ』と『ワイルドフェル・ホールの住人』におけるアン・ブロンテの宗教的感受性
OGAWA, Kimiyo
Journal Title: 上智大学外国語学部紀要
Bulletin of the Faculty of Foreign Studies, Sophia University
Issue: 47,1-21, 2013-02-28
《阿格尼斯·格雷》是女作家安妮·勃朗特的作品,展示出一位善良并具有女性意识的女性形象.从女性主义的视角分析女主人公阿格尼斯的女性主义意识及形成原因,从而探索女性在社会中如何确定和实现自我价值. (Analysis of the Protagonist's Feminist Consciousness in Agnes Grey)
Author : 王新春 , 张男 (WANG Xin-chun ZHANG Nan)
Journal: Journal of Heilongjiang College of Education, 2013, 32(3)


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