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106 Traditions and Conflicts in ‘A Rose for Emily’: Post-Civil War

Emily’s House and the Social Hierarchy The Antebellum society had clear status demarcations. On the top were the aristocrats, the slave owners, and the masters of large plantations. They formed the cream of society and did not associate with the working middle class, who were usually considered as ‘commoners.’ The lowest rung of the society […]

108 Symbolism & Imagery in ‘The Yellow Wallpaper

Imagery in ‘The Yellow Wallpaper From the 19th century to the 21st century in the U.S., the social norms of women across the board have flipped head over heels. From the fight for women’s suffrage movements back in the 1900s to the current ‘me too’ movements, the fight for woman’s ‘equality’ has never been greater. […]

109 The Impact of Patriarchy and Mental Health in “The Yellow Wallpaper”

Societal Norms and Women’s Mental Health In the “Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the Narrator, who is believed to be a young woman possibly named Jane, is in a dystopia. She is married to John, a doctor who attempts to diagnose and “help” her through what is today believed to be Post Partum psychosis, […]

110 The Yellow Wallpaper: Autonomy & Mental Health in 19th Century

Struggles of Women in the 19th Century Today’s women in America enjoy more freedom than ever before; however, it wasn’t always the case. Women were often looked down upon and treated like second-class citizens. Men didn’t even listen to, or respect women’s opinions, even if they were married, and these women would keep their feelings […]

111 Exploring Realism and Naturalism in “The Yellow Wallpaper”

Realism, Naturalism & the Mind in “The Yellow Wallpaper” Realism is a movement that reaction against Romanticism. Realism was all about understanding life, society, and the world. Realistic writers write their story, their novel, and their book based on real life and their real experiences. Naturalism describes people and events realistically and emphasizes how the […]

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