Analysis Of The Poem ' Much Madness ' Essay

752 Words Apr 25th, 2016 4 Pages
Evelyn Cunningham once said “Women are the only oppressed group in our society that live in intimate association with their oppressor.” For many years women were pushed to the side or underappreciated. Women were not allowed to do what they wanted and were shunned or looked down upon if they did something that was out of ordinary for women. People had different views on how women should be treated. Many poets used their words to describe how they felt about women’s situation. Many poets such as Emily Dickinson, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Thomas Hardy were some of the main poets who shared their views on women’s oppression. In Dickinson’s” Much Madness is Divinest Sense” the people who go against the social normality are shunned or disapproved of. The poem states, “Demur- you’re straightway dangerous-“ People who stray away from the crowd are and were seen as crazy or odd. During the time when this poem was published women began to doing things that they did not normally do and many people began to think that is was odd for them to do that. Dickinson’s poem shows how when women go against their social normality people began to think that they were going crazy. Dickson voiced her opinion on the oppression on women. She thought that is was ridiculous that people saw women stepping out of normality as a crazy person. Dickson states “and handled with a chain” Women were deemed as crazy all the time during this time. Many people who were crazy were restrained. Gwendolyn Brooks’…

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