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Sue Bridehead: Sexualitate reprimată şi negarea pasiunii
Repressed Sexuality and Denial of Passion

Author(s): Ioana Mitrea
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Universitatea Petrol-Gaze din Ploieşti
Keywords: Victorianism; sexuality; passion; New Woman

Summary/Abstract: Supposedly devoid of sexual desires, women in the Victorian period were confined to the private sphere and had to live in a male-oriented society, where passion was considered deviant and thoughts of sexuality would cause insanity. In “Jude the Obscure” Hardy attacked the institution of marriage while presenting a sexually frightened woman embodied by Sue Bridehead.

  • Issue Year: 2007
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 129-132
  • Page Count: 4
  • Language: English