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A Study on the main character, Amy Dorrit, as the reflection of the Victorian "Angel of the house" in Charles Dickens' Little Dorrit

Djohan, Lisia (2004) A Study on the main character, Amy Dorrit, as the reflection of the Victorian "Angel of the house" in Charles Dickens' Little Dorrit. Bachelor thesis, Petra Christian University.

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Abstract

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is one of the greatest English novelists in the Victorian Era. His works generally concerns with the social life of the lower class society that is filled with many difficulties and injustice caused by the great gap between the rich and the poor during that period of time. One of Dickens? novel that draws the thesis writer?s interest is Little Dorrit, the story of a poor girl who devotes herself as an angel of the house for her family in the middle of life?s hardship. In this thesis, the thesis writer?s topic is Amy Dorrit?s character traits that match the characteristics of an angel of the house, which is the ideal Victorian feminine figure. In analyzing Amy Dorrit?s character, the thesis writer uses the literary approach and applies the theory of characterization and the concept of the angel of the house. The thesis writer finds out that Amy Dorrit fulfills the characteristics of an angel of the house, which are: virtuous, pious, pure, innocent, and devoted to domesticity

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Uncontrolled Keywords: english novel, charles dickens, character of amy dorrit
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
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Depositing User: Admin
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2011 18:48
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2011 12:04
URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/13580

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