The Revolt Of A Mother And The Yellow Wall Paper

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The Revolt of a “Mother” and the Yellow Wall-Paper contain an identical underlying theme — repression of women during the late 1800s and early 1900s. The Yellow Wall-Paper is written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and was originally published in 1892. Gilman’s novel represents the repression of women during the late 1800s. Next, the Revolt of a Mother is written by Mary E. Freeman, and was originally published in 1914. Freeman’s novel represents the repression of women during the early 1900s. The Yellow Wall-Paper tells the story of a woman who is diagnosed with a “nervous” disease. Because of the woman’s disease, she was locked in a room by her husband and was stripped of any outside activities. The Revolt of a Mother tells the story of an elderly wife, who lives in a rundown farmhouse. Her husband, a successful farmer in the area, builds new barns, but never listens to his wife. Both the Yellow Wall-Paper and the Revolt of a Mother share a common theme, which all should learn from and prevent from occurring again — repression of women in modern society. The Yellow Wall-Paper was a successful novel by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, which was written in 1892. During the time the novel was written, women were repressed and restricted of conventional rights. Women didn’t have the basic right of voting in political elections, equal pay for the same job, or an equal voice in society. All of these factors repressed women and restricted them to conventional gender roles. The Yellow…

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