Date of Award

Spring 2022

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


LACS: German Studies

First Advisor

Professor Julia Assaiante


Women have faced many injustices, pain, and struggles over time. This thesis focuses on the methods by which women were oppressed in 1800s Germany vs. today. At first, I use a number of popular fairytales, novels, and scholarly articles/books to discuss the role of women in German society in the 1800s. Furthermore, I talk about the different methods used to oppress and abuse women in modern times, mainly focusing on the role of social media as a tool of oppression. Finally, I emphasize and debate the similarities and differences between the different oppression forms over time.


Senior project completed at Trinity College for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in German Studies.