IJLLL 2017 Vol.3(3): 162-166 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2017.3.3.127

Exploring “Her” Depictions of the 19th Century Social Transactions in Alcott’s Behind the Mask

S. Bokir
Abstract—Behind the Mask is one of Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) successful short fiction, though did not reached the fame of the other novels like Little women, still it is considered one of the remarkable works of Alcott. In the novella, Alcott delivered a well representation of the social and economical positions of women in 19th century; and how a lot of women were obliged to earn their living though they are from the genteel class. Alcott depicts women’s socio-cultural challenges in the 19th century English society through her protagonist’s struggle for a better social status against numerous social prejudices she encounters. In this paper, I will identify, explore and investigate these social prejudices through the theory of the intersectional feminism point of view that discusses the intersectionality of class and gender that has been shown to have a visible impact on the labor market for females in the 19th century Europe.

Index Terms—Louisa May Alcott, Behind the Mask, intersectionality, feminism.

Louisa May Alcott, Behind the Mask, intersectionality, feminism.

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Cite:S. Bokir, "Exploring “Her” Depictions of the 19th Century Social Transactions in Alcott’s Behind the Mask," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 162-166, 2017.

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