Freeman And Feminism
Freeman and Feminism
It is no hidden fact that many generations of women have suffered. Hundreds of thousands of women throughout history have been slaves in their own homes. They cooked, they cleaned, they raised the children, and they kept their opinions to themselves. Women did not go to college, they did not vote, and they did not work outside the home. This of course changed over time. It took many years of struggling, fighting, and suffrage for women to be where they are today. Being that the road to equal rights for women was such a long and windy one, many female writers have used it in their literary works. It has become a very popular theme among the female writers of American Literature.
Mary Wilkins Freeman does just this. Freeman is best known for her stories that portrayed rural life in small New England towns at the end of the nineteenth century. This time happened to be a time of great change. While her portrayal of New England life contributes to an accurate picture of the village community at the time, in ?The Revolt of Mother? her emphasis lies
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