Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorBatra, Nandita
dc.contributor.authorMatos-Ayala, Stephanie
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores the way in which William Makepeace Thackeray‘s Vanity Fair and George Eliot‘s Middlemarch present a different point of view towards their “bad” women than the one usually expected in the Victorian Period. This is done through subtlety and clever intrusions by their narrators, thus avoiding the certain rejection from their Victorian readers. Victorian Novels usually depicted female characters that represented what was considered good (commonly known as “Angels of the House”) and female characters that represented what was considered bad in the Victorian Period. Obviously, it was expected for the good female characters to succeed and the bad ones to fail. Nevertheless, by studying how these “bad” women are perceived and depicted by their narrators in these two novels, this thesis demonstrates how by subtle patterns in the narration and ultimate endings, the “bad” women, despite first impressions, were preferred over the Angel of the House.
dc.description.abstractEsta tesis demuestra como las novelas Vanity Fair por William Makepeace Thackeray y Middlemarch por George Eliot presentan un punto de vista diferente sobre la mujer “mala” de lo esperado en la Era Victoriana. Esto es hecho mediante intrusiones sutiles e inteligentes a través de los narradores de las novelas, así evitando el rechazo de sus lectores Victorianos. Novelas Victorianas usualmente presentan dos tipos de personajes femeninos; una que representa lo que era considerado bueno (conocida comúnmente como las ”Ángeles de la Casa”) y la otra que representa lo que era considerado malo en el periodo Victoriano. Obviamente, era esperado que las personajes ”buenas” fueran exitosas y las “malas” fracasaran. A pesar de esto, mediante la observación de como estas personajes ”malas” son percibidas y presentadas por sus narradores, esta tesis explora como ciertos patrones en la narración y el final de las novelas, demuestran que, a pesar de primeras impresiones, son preferidas sobre las ”Ángeles de la Casa".
dc.subjectThackeray, William Makepeace-Vanity Fairen_US
dc.subjectEliot, George-Middlemarchen_US
dc.subjectWomen in literatureen_US
dc.subject.lcshEnglish fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticismen_US
dc.subject.lcshPoint of view (Literature)en_US
dc.subject.lcshCharacters and characteristics in literatureen_US
dc.subject.lcshThackeray, William Makepeace -- Criticism and interpretationen_US
dc.subject.lcshEliot, George -- Criticism and interpretationen_US
dc.subject.lcshWomen in literatureen_US
dc.titleCleverly voiced: The narrators’ uncommon perceptions and depictions of the bad woman in Middlemarch and Vanity Fairen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll rights reserveden_US
dc.rights.holder(c) 2011 Stephanie Matos Ayalaen_US
dc.contributor.committeeIrizarry, José M.
dc.contributor.committeeVicente, Nancy V.
dc.contributor.committeeCarroll, Kevin S.
dc.contributor.representativeFrey, William Educationen_US
dc.contributor.collegeCollege of Arts and Sciences - Artsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Englishen_US

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

  • Theses & Dissertations
    Items included under this collection are theses, dissertations, and project reports submitted as a requirement for completing a degree at UPR-Mayagüez.

Show simple item record

All rights reserved
Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as All Rights Reserved