The ideology of the separate spheres represented in Charles Dickens' "Bleak House" and "Great Expectations" That's the title ofn my dissertation. Although by this point I have a pretty good idea of what my research entails I am still having problems coming up with an outline for it and the closest I've gotten to anything has been:   Title Introduction Major women characters in dickens Minor women characters in Dickens The voices of women in Dickens Conclusions   It just doesn't seem... good enough. Anyone have any ideas?

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I think you need to raise this issue to another plane.  Yes, there was an idea that men and women should be separated, but I don't think that was foundational to Dickens's work.  He did have women characters that were stuck in their sphere, but he had very influentail ones too.  Look at Madame Defarge!

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