Document Type


Publication Date

Fall 2015

Course Name

FY102 - Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History


Jeanne Buckley


First Year Seminar, Arcadia University Undergraduate Curriculum


This paper analyzes the life of 19th century French woman Aurore Dupin, otherwise known as the author George Sand. It largely details the events of her life, especially her adolescent and early 20’s, with a specific focus on how the people and events that occurred during those times affected Dupin’s sense of independence and general deviance from the social customs of 1800s France. I also discuss the impact the writings of George Sand had on the people and literature of 19th century France and beyond concerning the portrayal of women and the concept of Idealist writing.