Emily Dickinson Just Because I A Woman Analysis

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Emily Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts on December 10, 1830. Her family was made up of her father Edward Dickinson, her mother Emily Norcross Dickinson, her brother William Austin Dickinson, and her sister Lavinia Norcross Dickinson. Emily Dickinson was seventeen when she studied for seven years at Amherst Academy. She was very close to her brother Austin. Austin married Susan which ruined Emily’s relationship with Austin. Susan which was Emily's sister in law caused her relationships with her brother Austin. For example the Austin would always argue with her sister and take Susan’s side. Emily did not like that because she thought that she was first in his life so she should be treated fairly. This did not happen which lead to …show more content…
The song is showing us that women are not getting treated fairly and right, as if they are not part of the world. For example in the song it says “Now a man will take a good girl And he’ll ruin her reputation”(Parton 17,18). From this lyric we can infer that women have no life. The husband or men are controlling the women. The first part of the song starts of by saying “I can see you're disappointed/ By the way you look at me/ And I'm sorry that I'm not The woman you thought I'd be Yes,/I've made my mistakes But listen and understand/ My mistakes are no worse than yours Just because I'm a woman(Parton 1-8).” This is telling us that the men were always disappointed in women. They were not the woman men wanted them to be. The women are ready to admit that they have made mistakes but, my mistakes are not because I am a women. The social ill is sexism towards women. They are not treated fairly compared to men. The ill is depicted throughout the song by Parton. For example in the song “I can see you're disappointed By the way you look at me And I'm sorry that I'm not.” The social ill is tied in by the way that men are being treated unfairly. The song itself is a very unique interpretation of the social problem throughout that time period. Emily Dickinson and Dolly Parton both are representing the way of women are being treated in their own

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