The Woman Who Did
...Tess, Jane Eyre and Tenant. Whereas in Tess, the woman in question was perhaps more sexually free than other women of the age, and the women in Jane Eyre and The Tenant of Wildfeld Hall defied the conventions of the age by leaving a husband (as in Tenant) or marrying on one’s own terms (as in Jane), the women in these novels still did, in their way, stay with the parameters set by society for them. After all, each of them did marry – Tess married Angel Claire, although this marriage did not last long. Jane married Rochester, and that union was a happy one. Helen leaves her husband, then ends up married... ?The Woman Who Did In the Woman Who Did by Grant Allen, the portrayal of women is different from...