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zoha | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Honors

Posted October 23, 2011 at 7:12 PM via web

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How does "lady of shalott" refelects tennyons criticism of victorian societys treatment of woman?

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted October 24, 2011 at 12:09 AM (Answer #2)

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The lady in the tower is cursed to look at life through the mirror.  One way to interpret this is that women were forced to view life through a man's perspective, cursed to not be able to see their own.  When she looks out the window for herself she is free, but she is also doomed.

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