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It all started when God made woman second The Woman Question The woman question was not born when Eve ate the apple no it all began when Eve was createdsecond God cant be at fault for the woman question after all men wrote the bible A man wrote a story about creation Man is born first and is given life by the Almighty Woman is born second and is give life by the Almighty and from the rib of the first man Hence woman could not have existed without man The shortcomings of females began early on and have persisted throughout the history of this world even into present day The subordinate status of woman is based primarily on her supposed inferior intellect because woman is less intelligent than man is she should be submissive to and dependent on the superior gender Additionally a woman should have attributes that are considered to be feminine tenderness of understanding unwordliness and innocence domestic affection and in various degrees submissiveness 11719 Women and men alike of England began to question gender-specific roles during the 19th century Elizabeth Barrett Browning Alfred Lord Tennyson and Robert Browning were prominent authors during the Victorian Era who voiced their opinions on the gender debate through poetry and persona In Aurora Leigh Elizabeth Barrett Browning presents a refreshing character that rebels against the Victorian norm Additionally she creates Aurora Leighs aunt as a character foil to reveal the true feminist nature of Aurora The epitome of the ideal Victorian woman Aurora Leighs aunt is everything she is not Browning employs cold sharp images to delineate the aunts appearance Her somewhat narrow forehead braided tightbrown hair pricked with gray By frigid used of lifea nose drawn sharply 1181 Aurora Leighs aunt has the appearance of a cloistered woman and leads the life of one as well Leigh explains She had lived well say a harmless life she called a virtuous lifewhich
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