Byam Shaw [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
“Is it possible for a female character to overtake a story which is being told by a male narrator? The answers to these questions must be explored individually, though there are similarities in both stories. One must also take into account the time period in which these stories were written and, thus, how a woman was typically perceived, not only in literature, but in general.” Adam Burgess via About.com
For a continuation of the interesting take, read more here.