Violence Against Women in Evelina
- 10.2991/icassee-18.2018.44How to use a DOI?
- Evelina; violence; feminism; gender roles
Evelina, the best-known novel of Frances Burney, tells a young rustic girl’s entrance into London society. Burney portrays a vivid panorama of 18th-century London shrouded by appealing glamours and ubiquitous violence as well. This paper focuses on the physical, psychological and social violence the female characters encounter in the novel, aimed at exploring the fundamental reason for the terrible treatment from a feminist perspective. Women in 18th-century England were prone to be the target of physical violence mainly reflected in body harm and sexual abuse. Further, women also suffered from various forms of psychological violence in their daily life. It is argued by this paper that the violence against women is not an accidental result of individual pathology but the inevitable consequence of patriarchal definitions of gender roles.
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TY - CONF AU - Xin Huang PY - 2018/12 DA - 2018/12 TI - Violence Against Women in Evelina BT - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Art Studies: Science, Experience, Education (ICASSEE 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 215 EP - 218 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icassee-18.2018.44 DO - 10.2991/icassee-18.2018.44 ID - Huang2018/12 ER -