IJSSH 2011 Vol.1(1): 67-73 ISSN:2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2011.V1.12

Patterns of Gendered Constructions of the Self - the Narrative of Victorian Lady Novelists

Simona Catrinel Avarvarei

Abstract—In stories of initiation, any hero has to go through a series of trials that will constantly reshape and broaden his horizons by pouring the light of knowledge and experience accomplishing him as a human being, who ultimately reaches the epiphantic moment of self-discovery. By the end of the journey, the protagonist would have descended deep into the very core of his being, and would have also travelled the world of shadows and lights, of noesis and eikasia. Such is the journey of women during the Victorian time, in their search for self assertion, in their quest for the true light of the sun that would no longer distort the shape and perception of things.

Simona Catrinel Avarvarei, Teacher Training Department U.S.A.M.V. Iasi, Romania (Email: catrinel_04@yahoo.co.uk)

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Cite: Simona Catrinel Avarvarei, "Patterns of Gendered Constructions of the Self - the Narrative of Victorian Lady Novelists," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 67-73, 2011.

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