Premium Content Breaking the Mold: Gender Assumptions in The House of Mirth and The Red Badge of Courage
By Nora Burmeister - February 19, 2007
In Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth, protagonist Lily Bart is on a quest for happiness. In her case, happiness embodied in the image of marriage to a rich and indulgent husband and, subsequently, the ability to behave as a proper woman of society and culture should. However, when she attempts to lure this sort of husband into her traps, she is…
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