Charlotte Perkins Gilman Research Paper

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a famous American writer, feminist, and sociologist. She was born on July 03, 1860; in a small town in Connecticut called Hartford. Her name wasn’t originally Charlotte Perkins Gilman, instead her maiden name was Charlotte Anna Perkins. She was the only and youngest daughter of parents, Mary and Frederic Beecher Perkins; she had only one older brother, Thomas Adie, who was one year older than her. Charlotte had a difficult life. In her childhood, her father abandoned her mother leaving them in poverty and making them homeless. Her mother had to raise two children by herself. Her childhood was not easy, she had to move to Rhode Island to seek where to live. They moved relative to relative because they…show more content…
She embodied the Suffrage Convention in Washington DC the same year.”(Thefamouspeople.com) In 1898, one of her greatest works of nonfiction was published, “Women and Economics” and others like The Home: Its Work and Influence (1903) and Does a Man Support His Wife? (1915). “A feminist, she called for women to gain economic independence, and the work helped cement her standing as a social theorist.”(Bio.com) Gilman’s second marriage was much more successful than the first one. This time she married her first cousin, Houghton Gilman, after spending a significant amount of time with him. She married him in 1900 and the marriage maintained until Houghton’s death in 1934. Back in 1932 she received dreadful news, she had incurable breast cancer. Three years later, she committed suicide on August 17, 1935 at age 75. She has overdosed with chloroform and in her suicide note she said she chose chloroform over cancer. The autobiography that Gilman was writing back in 1925, “The Living of Charlotte Perkins Gilman” was published posthumously. She hasn’t been given recognition for her work until the 1960s and 1970s. Today, Gilman is widely known for “The Yellow Wallpaper” and

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