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A Brazilian new paper on The Tenant of Wildfell Hall:
A representação da mulher em The Tenant of Wildfell Hall de Anne Brontë
Linguística, Letras e Artes (2021)
by Helena de Luna Mendes

In this article, we sought to analyse Anne Brontë’s novel, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848), from the perspective of the feminine characters, emphasizing their challenges in the face of the historical circumstances. The novel approaches several themes which were essential for the history of women in the nineteenth century England. Marriage, divorce, domestic violence, alcoholism, custody and property laws are some of the problems present in the journey of the heroine Helen Huntingdon. Thus, we investigated the way in which the narrative deals with the representation of women in a patriarchal context. In order to approach the novel under the perspective of female conditioning in that historical scenario, the authors Caroline Norton (1808-1877) and Frances Power Cobbe (1822-1904) became essential elements to the understanding of the social and judicial reality in England. Besides articles strictly related to Anne Brontë’s novel, other authors that were indispensable for the making of this project were John Stuart Mill, writer of The Subjection of Women, and Family Fortunes written by Catherine Hall and Leonore Davidoff.

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