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Merlyn French's "The Women's Room"
This paper discusses Merlyn French's "The Women's Room", which describes the progress and changes in woman's consciousness that occurred in the second half of the twentieth century, a period of women's right activism.
# 61721 | 1,740 words | 1 source | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Oct 22, 2005 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis) , Women Studies (General)

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This paper explains that, from the very first lines of Merlyn French's "The Women's Room", the reader understands that French's personal experience influenced the novel. The author points out that the struggle for the nineteenth amendment of Constitution is already a forgotten event. The paper relates that French's primary purposes were to describe the history of woman's consciousness change, to make a chronology of this period and to show that it is quicker to change gender issues though juridical reforms rather than by changing
people's stereotypes.

From the Paper:

"It didn't happen at once, Mira and others came to it gradually, as it was an individual reaction towards the events that took place in the country, I the minds of people and which were reflection of modernity and growing demand for liberties. They were the pioneers in their own way in fighting for personal happiness and independence. Of course it brought to the contradictions with existing beliefs and existing social norms and their behavior was deviant, but already the fact that they had overcome themselves tells a lot. They became freer and more respectful at least by themselves, removing them from the list of unhappy marriages and unhappy broken lives, as they found potential and energy to build their new life, according to their personal ideas and aspirations."

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