How does the singing lesson present a working woman in the 19th century?
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This story showed the protagonist of a thirty-year old spinster engaged as a music teacher at a school. However the social anxiety of perhaps remaining as a spinster for the rest of her life is well portrayed in this story as during the 19th century, women above the age of marriage felt emotionally strained. Lonely women like Miss Meadows, during that time, carried on with their lives by having a professional life alongside to it. They even remained aloof from their colleagues as seen by the cold distant behavior of Miss Meadows towards the Science Mistress. Miss Meadows aptly represented the idea lonely middle class working women of the 19th century.
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