Victorian Ladies

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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
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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
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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?
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