Essay on Gender Bias in Dickens
“The woman was supposed to be soft, meek, quiet, modest, submissive, gentle, patient, and spiritual. The man was to be aggressive, assertive, rough although gentlemanly, tough-skinned, self-controlled, and independent.” Along with being gender-biased Dickens was considered to be rather conservative and typical.
Dickens wrote as if he believed a woman’s place was mostly in the home, cooking, cleaning and watching over children. Here are a few examples in Dickens’ writings of woman and