RE-DEFINING WOMEN IN WUTHERING HEIGHTS THROUGH THE TRANSGRESSION OF BORDERS

Posted On Jul 27 2012 by

The 19th century literature displays a specific image of the power relations between men and women: one of the most important aspects in the treatment of the female figure in this period was the setting in which she was placed. A distinctive borderline is drawn between the male public life and the female private existence. Therefore, women were restricted to domestic roles (taking care of the house and children) and to a biological function whereas men were allowed to lead an independent and public existence. In Wuthering Heights the known concepts of public and private space are replaced by heaven …