The Changing Role of the Female Comparison Essay by RightRiters

The Changing Role of the Female
A discussion of women in society through the poems of Emily Dickinson, Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Robert Frost.
# 23605 | 2,738 words | 1 source | MLA | 2002 | US

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This paper examines how changing literature has effectively shown how society has changed from the mid 1800's to the early 1900's regarding the role of women, with each work representing the characteristics of the time in which it was created. It considers this change by analyzing three poems written during that period: "They shut me up in Prose" by Emily Dickinson, story "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and "Home Burial" by Robert Frost. Each of these works is considered and compared, while reflecting on how each refer to women and their suggested role.

From the Paper:

"Dickinson also offered her opinion that women were not capable of having an opinion because of the focus on them not being capable of independent thought. Dickinson's poem is actually going against this approach since Dickinson herself obviously has opinions about the issue. However, ultimately, Dickinson recognizes that while she may have opinions, she remains confined. It is also worth recalling that Dickinson's poem is not necessarily a call for change or a way of expressing her opinion to the world."

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