Patriarchal Confinement In The Yellow Wallpaper

244 Words1 Page

Ashley-Marie Rodriguez World Literature Professor Rose 7 January 2016 The Patriarchal Confinement During the 19th century, women and men were expected to fill certain roles. Men were expected to work and be out in society. Whereas, women were expected to be private in their daily lives and to be committed to their domestic duties. Women were not expected to be authors or educated, but they strived during the 19th and 20th century to fight this patriarchal society that has existed since the dawn of social construction. Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper”, shows this injustice that women at the time were trying to fight. Patriarchal control is existent in Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper”, but Gilman, herself, is also represented

Show More
Open Document