The Changing Female Roles in Britain in the Early 20th Century in Downton Abbey

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The early 20th century had many historically significant events that formed Britain politically, economically and in a social context as well. These historical events contributed to the women's case, by providing them an opportunity to change their position in society. Downton Abbey, diercted by Julian Fellowes. depicts all the relevant historical events of the time in which the seasons take place. The series represents the changing tendency in the position of women in British society between 1912 and 1925. In this thesis, I analyzed the change in women characters' positions from the Victorian era to the 1920s, raising attention to class differences, social norms and historical relevancy.

female roles, 20th century, Downton Abbey