This study intends to explore and analysis the portrayal of self-damaging behavior, which encapsulates two female characters: Lady Dedlock and Mademoiselle Hortense in one of the most famous novels of Charles Dickens ' Bleak House (1984). An evaluation of these two female characters shows and reflects that their self-damaging behavior emerges from low self esteem, which results from a number of reasons. The self-damaging behavior introduced by these women involves: self-imposed isolation, women madness, pur…
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