At the Height of the Women's Movement
Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband takes place in Great Britain in 1895. The women of the play perform a large role in the society. They have major contributions to the political and home life.
The time period is at the height of the women's suffrage movement. It began in Britain in 1820 in response to James Mill's claim that there was no need to extend suffrage to women because their
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still has a strong role in society as a woman.
In relation to the history I am familiar with, An Ideal Husband seemed to contrast it. However, my naiveté was revealed. Oscar Wilde did a fine job of portraying the attitude toward women and politics in this era, at the height of the women's movement. He subtly incorporated the major issues of the day (namely, the women's movement) without creating a distraction from the plot.