Victorian Ladies Godey's lady book Skim over the text and images in Godey’s Lady Book • What generalizations can you make about Victorian culture based on Godey's? • What is featured in the section entitled "The Work Table"? What does this say about a middle-class Victorian woman's perception of "work"? The sphere of a woman READ THIS! Answer these questions in groups • How does Goethe define the role of the Victorian woman? • How does he see the woman's role as having advantages over the man's role? • On what is the woman "dependent"? • How does the image complement the text? Ideals of Womanhood Click the link above and read the article Write from the point of view of a cantidate for the IDEAL VICTORIAN WOMAN • What skills or qualities should your candidate emphasize in the speech? • How has your candidate spent most of her life? • What have been the guiding influences in your candidate's life? • Why does your candidate feel qualified to serve as a role model for other Victorian women? • On what merits would the ideal Victorian woman be judged?