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Examining the Proposed Roles of Women in “Belinda”

Belinda by Maria Edgeworth seems to say that women’s roles aren’t simple to define. The focus on domestic happiness appears to imply that this lifestyle is the one that should be followed. However, it also offers alternatives to the domestic life and shows how unconventional lifestyle choices can lead to good decisions, happy endings and are ultimately, not as awful as they may seem. This is exemplified through the contrast between Lady Delacour and Anne Percival. Edgeworth finds a balance […]