Oppression of Women Book Review by Writing Specialists

Oppression of Women
This paper discusses the theme of oppression of females in the short story "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Gilman.
# 92372 | 2,465 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Feb 19, 2007 in English (Analysis) , Women Studies (Feminism) , Literature (General)

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In "The Yellow Wallpaper" Charlotte Gilman provides a timeless blueprint of the oppression of women in her era as she illustrates, through the eyes of a narrator, what women of that era endured. The writer examines the short story and discusses the many underlying themes, with a focus on feminine oppression. The paper explains that oppression of females was an accepted practice at that time. The paper contrasts this to members of American society who were born within the past three decades; they have grown up with the understanding that women are equal partners in life. The paper describes how the feminist movement in America exploded during the 1960s and from that time, women have entered the work force in record numbers. The paper portrays how the story is an excellent example of the subtle but difficult walls that women encountered in their daily lives during that time.

The Story
Anarcho-Syndicalism: Questions And Answers

From the Paper:

"The story is told from a narrator's point of view in which a woman and her retired husband, who was a doctor, rent a mansion for the summer. The need to rent the summer mansion stems from her ailing health as she needs time to recuperate from an illness.
"Today women who are recuperating from illness or injury are often encouraged to resume their normal duties and activities as soon as they feel able, but in keeping with the story era this wife is "forbidden" by her husband to partake in any of the things that give her pleasure."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Perkins, Gilman, Charlotte. The Yellow Wallpaper
  • (The origins of women's oppression http://www.marxist.com/women/origin_womens_oppression.html)
  • LIBERTARIAN SOCIALISM/ ANARCHO-SYNDICALISM:QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS http://struggle.ws/africa/wsfws/4_1_wo_opp.html
  • Hart, Greg (2005) Working Women In History: If Men Shouldn't Bear Oppression In Silence Why Should Women? Onagandaga Community College
  • Stopler, Gila (2003) Countenancing the oppression of women: how liberals tolerate religious and cultural practices that discriminate against women. Columbia Journal of Gender and Law

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