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The Portrait of a Lady

The Portrait of a Lady


by Henry James

The Portrait of a Lady: Themes (For the Most Part) True or False

1. Women want -> Independence
2. The novel is about discovering -> Oneself
3. Which values clash? -> Irish/British
4. We see an example of the modern career gal as well as a traditional, proper-to-a-fault, obedient Victorian daughter. Which theme is this? -> Women and Femininity
5. Gilbert is a -> Domineering villain