Graduation Year

Spring 2014

Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Department

English

Reader 1

Aaron Matz

Reader 2

Sumangala Bhattacharya

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© 2014 Alexandra M. Cauley

Abstract

This thesis defines and traces female community across Elizabeth Gaskell's novels Cranford, North and South, and Wives and Daughters. Gaskell utilizes the fictionality of these communities to explore different ways of being for women. Here women control not only the plot, but their own lives.

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