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The poem Aurora Leigh shows womens roles in the Victorian age Some examples include women have to bear up children while keeping a household women werent praised for outside schooling more like schooling others inside the home and women were expected to stay at home and not workWomen were supposed to bear up children As said in the Victorian website motherhood was considered by society at large to be sufficient emotional fulfillment for females And so women were to bear up children to bear up this fulfillment In the Victorian age Queen Victoria was considered a kind of motherly figure Her name was called mother of a nation Roles of women were greatly influenced by this great figure because she greatly admired being a mother Even though as it states in Barretts poem saying of a dear mother she was weak and frail she could not bear the joy of giving lifeAurora Leigh stanza 33-34 The protagonists fate of becoming a mother still made her feel a mother-want about the world and still seeking like a bleating lambAurora Leigh stanza 40-41 Even though this role is placed in society Aurora the protagonist of the poem doesnt want have that burden placed on her shoulders Women werent supposed to take schooling outside of the home but were able to teach within the home Within Barretts poem Aurora is on her way to be schooled but she wonders if those there would support her because she is a woman as she asks could I find a home among those mean red houses through the fogStanza 252-253 The society didnt appreciate woman learning outside the home but approved them teaching those inside the home as stated to prove if women do not think at all they may teach thinkingStanza 428-429Women were expected to stay at home and not work Womens place was the homeVictorian website In the poem it talks of a sister who was
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