The thesis examines how women are portrayed in Bram Stoker's Dracula, E.M. Forster's Howards End, and Elizabeth Robins's The Convert and Votes for Women. I specifically focus on how the ideal of Victorian womanhood is juxtaposed to the attributed horrors of the New Woman in Dracula and Howards End. In The Convert and Votes for Women I explore how the ideas of and about the New Woman transition into the Suffragette. Finally, I argue that the women I examine establish a "new" New Woman that is worthy of praise.
Date of publication
Moore, Samantha L., "A "New" New Woman: the Portrayal of Women in the Late Nineteenth-Early Twentieth Century Novel" (2012). English Department Theses. Paper 2.