João Carlos Pereira Martins
I was trying to find a thread where I could post this, but none of them was proper for the effect, but I was just wondering how a single young woman would behave when she was surrounded by older married women, society matrons, during a social conversation. I was particulary interested in a situation when a girl (16 or 17) was in the company of her mother. Could she talk a lot and got active in the chatting? Was she allowed to be a bit cheeky or should she stay quite and calm, drinking tea with a formal smile in her lips? While watching the period films I noticed that young women were treated more like a décor piece than people.