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A Study of Clara Hopgood's concept of ideal women as seen in Mark Rutherford's Clara Hopgood

Tharcer, Isabella (2006) A Study of Clara Hopgood's concept of ideal women as seen in Mark Rutherford's Clara Hopgood. Bachelor thesis, Petra Christian University.

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Abstract

In Clara Hopgood, the thesis writer finds many strict rules that envelope the female main character Clara Hopgood. She believes that from these rules, the author of the novel tries to deliver a message containing the concept of ideal women from the author?s point of view; in terms of education, marriage and religion. Therefore, the topic of this research is the study of Clara Hopgood?s concept of ideal women. From this study, the thesis writer tries to find out Clara Hopgood?s concept of ideal women, the reasons and the effects of having the concept. The purpose of this study is to answer these problems. This research is library research and the approach the thesis writer uses to answer the problem is Cultural studies with the concept of feminism, Victorian Ideal Women and idealism. From analyzing the novel, the thesis writer can conclude that Clara Hopgood succeeds to become an ideal woman according to the concepts that she believes. She is independent, smart and courageous. Clara steps asides rules that envelopes her life and dares to follow what she believes although it is different from common people?s belief.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Uncontrolled Keywords: ideal women, feminism, idealism, concept
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Admin
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2011 18:48
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2011 21:38
URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/8019

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