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What does miss Wilcox write about? I remeber it's controversial so she has to run...

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ecr7007 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 18, 2011 at 10:53 AM via web

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What does miss Wilcox write about? I remeber it's controversial so she has to run away...I can't remember what it is she writes though?

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jagged-little-pill | eNoter

Posted April 22, 2013 at 1:25 AM (Answer #1)

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Emily Wilcox (really Emily Baxter) writes feminist poetry. She decides to run away to New York City and then on to Paris because her husband does *not* like what she writes so much so that he decides to have her commited to an insane asylum. Remember, the book is set in a time where women, especially married women, have no rights and husbands are allowed to whatever they deem necessary to "keep their wives in line" if they are somehow "bad".

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