I am wondering if you could suggest novels that portray women as a force that helped to save men from their foolish mistakes.  Where they are the voice of reason among men's irrational mentality. Female charachters helping men to realize their mistakes and guiding them to the correct path. 

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I agree about Crime and Punishment and would add Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible, and even Janie in Their Eyes Were Watching God. In Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities , Lucie Manette says nothing directly to make Sidney Carton trade his life for another man, but she...

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I agree about Crime and Punishment and would add Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible, and even Janie in Their Eyes Were Watching God. In Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities, Lucie Manette says nothing directly to make Sidney Carton trade his life for another man, but she is his inspiration to do something out of love for her--something which also serves as his redemption. 

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To a certain extent the Dostoyevsky's novels Crime and Punishmentand The Brothers Karamazov fit this descrition, as well as Tolstoy's Resurrection, where female characters correct the spiritual mistakes of the men though they are unable to correct the already committed (violent) acts of the men. 

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