Charlotte Gilman And Susan Glaspell: An Analysis

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Ignorance and misunderstanding are the drivers of prejudice, sorting humans into distinct classes and colors, races and religions, the most fundamental of which are the individual spheres of man and woman. In early 20th century America, slaves had been freed of their bonds in the fields yet there was no Emancipation Proclamation to free women from the bonds of their own homes. Many women were forced to conform to society’s standards of docility and obedience, and the men around them exalted themselves as superior. The silenced complaints of these subjugated women were recorded in short stories written by authors who lived through this oppressive time period, such as Charlotte Gilman and Susan Glaspell. In Gilman’s semi-autobiographical short
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