Texts: A Doll’s House and The Merchant’s Tale.
Time : 50 minutes
In the light of this view, consider ways in which writers explore power and gender.
The two texts under consideration are written some 55o years apart, yet there are strong similarities in the socio-historical context of both. Whilst it is clear that the medieval feudal system had developed by the middle of the 19th century, the strata of society were still clearly defined. Where Chaucer places Januarie as a ‘Knight’ who will marry a girl found in the market place, chosen for her mixture of youth and sexual proficiency,…
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