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She is constantly feeling guilty and unappreciative for questioning her family's advice. This causes her to question her self-awareness and her own perception of reality. "I sometimes fancy that in my condition if I had less opposition and more society and stimulus; but John says the very worst thing I can do is to think about my condition, and I confess it always makes me feel bad." She also faults... ... middle of paper ... ... it. The pattern also represents the limits society places on women and the resistance of society to women, such as her, who are trying to break free.
Avoiding social norms is grueling, where conservative repressive societal demands are powerful. Fern and Chopin portrayed their character to show us that not every woman can accepts their fate and suffers quietly. Many women rebel and break out of their prescribed social role. They try to listen their personal needs and desire, and they attempt to change their position rather than following the social pressures they cannot manage or control.
Her frequent concentration on pregnancy seems improper to Edna. As if Adele is meant to be a mother, and she pleased to feel it. According to Edna, mother women are failing... ... middle of paper ... ... social environment, and by Edna Chopin demonstrates against limited choices for freedom for women. Her desire and belief rebel the society created norms, and her actions are great evidence that proves it. By living in a dark conservative society, Ruth also faces difficulties to sustain in the female role presses on her.
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Virginia Woolf - Moving Beyond a Convoluted Memory of Her Parents Why would I start with Julia Duckworth Stephen to get to Virginia Woolf? One answer is Virginia’s often quoted statement that "we think back through our mothers if we are women" (Woolf, A Room of One’s Own). Feminism is rooted not just in a response to patriarchy but also in the history of females and their treatment of each other. Part of feminism is a reevaluation of the value of motherhood. But what does Virginia’s mother have to do with Virginia’s writing?
More sympathetic critics like Gilbert and Gubar read “The Yellow Wallpaper” simply as a narrative of one woman’s efforts t free herself from the structured psychic, and social atmosphere—indeed, a rigidly constructed atmosphere that was very restrictive for a female of this day and time. They envisioned the wallpaper as being ... ... middle of paper ... ...Conn: Yale University Press, 1979. 89-92. Gilman, Charlotte Perkins. “The Yellow Wallpaper”.
Paglia, Camille. Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1990: 270-299. Pavy, Jeanne Adele. "A Blakean Model of Reading: Gender and Genre in William Blake's Poetry."