Story Of An Hour Patriarchal Analysis

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Patriarchal Oppression Since the 19th century women have always been treated differently than men. Feminist analysis is the examination of the different standards of a woman 's role in the social empowerment. Throughout centuries, women have been stereotyped as these stay at home “slaves” to take care of their husband and children. The patriarchal oppression often led women to suffer from physical and mental disorders. The feminist analysis, “Literary and Cultural Theory” written by Donald Hall examines that all patriarchal oppression of women throughout history has been profound and multifaceted. The texts, “The Awakening” and “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin both showed the patriarchal advantages of emotion these men had over their wives. “The Awakening” portrays woman resistance against her husband who “awakens” by experiencing and…show more content…
In “The Story of an Hour,” the main character faced patriarchal oppression by not being able to liberate herself and her desire for freedom. “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman portrays patriarchal oppression through the narrator’s stream of consciousness. The women of these texts reflect on the patriarchal oppression and have had an impact on women’s ability of self-expression, cultural roles, resistance of patriarchal oppression, and recognition. Throughout history, patriarchal advantages has taken a toll on a woman’s ability to express themselves and their daily lives. Donald Hall claims in his feminist analysis “Literary and Cultural Theory” that throughout centuries, patriarchal oppression of women has been impacted on a woman 's ability to express themselves (Hall 202). For centuries, men have played the dominant role that has limited women from

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