AN ANALYSIS OF THE IMAGE OF THE WOMAN IN “THE REVOLT OF THE MOTHER” AND “THE YELLOW WALLPAPER”

Anejda Rragami

Abstract


Many writers are focused on the theme of feminism to write their short stories or novels. In some of the short stories where feminism is the main theme, I would mention: The Story of an Hour, The Revolt of the Mother, A Respectable Woman, and The Yellow Wallpaper. These short stories highlight the role of women in the family and their relation with the other members. In this article, I want to focus on the role of women in marriage and their relation with the husband and the children in the short story written by Mary W. Freeman entitled The Revolt of the Mother and in The Yellow Wallpaper written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. I am going to make a comparison and contrast between the role of the woman in The Revolt of the Mother and in The Yellow Wallpaper by mentioning the role of women in marriage. There is a difference between the woman of the nineteenth century and the women of today. There are many aspects that are different and most of them have changed for better. One question to be made is whether the role of women in the marriage has changed for better or worst. This is a question that will receive an answer after studying and comparing the role of women in the society, the changes that she has undergone and the effects of these changes. Some of the changes can be considered as a progress of the society but some others can be considered as the loss of some moral issues.  

 

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The Revolt of the Mother, The Yellow Wallpaper, women, rights, strength of women

References


Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper, Small & Maynard, Boston, MA. 1899.

Edelstein, Sari, Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the Yellow Newspaper Legacy 24, no. 1, May 2007

Freeman, Jo. Women. Mayfield Publishing Company. 1989.

Gilman, Charlotte Perkins. Why I wrote the Yellow Wallpaper. The Forerunner. October 1913

Guy R. Odom. Mother s, Leadership and Success, Small & Maynard, 1990

H. Chafe, William. Women and American Society. Small & Maynard, 1991

Johnson, Greg, Gilman's Gothic Allegory: Rage and Redemption in The Yellow Wallpaper, Studies in Short Fiction, Fall 1989

Lanser, Susan S, Feminist Criticism: The Yellow Wallpaper, and the Politics of Color in America, Feminist Studies, Fall 1989

Thomas, Deborah, The Changing Role of Womanhood: From True Woman to New Woman in Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper, September 14, 2012.


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