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Charlotte Perkins Gilman

What is the point of view of "The Yellow Wallpaper"?

Had the story been told from a third-person omniscient viewpoint, a God's-eye perspective, if you like, then it wouldn't have been nearly as effective. T,hen the unnamed woman in the story would've...

Latest answer posted May 24, 2020 6:33 am UTC

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In the story "If I Were a Man" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, how does her description of what constitutes a man's...

In the short story "If I Were a Man" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, a married woman named Mollie Mathewson wishes "heart and soul" that she was a man, and she is suddenly transported into the body...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2020 9:18 pm UTC

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In Gilman's "An Obstacle," is the narrator male or female? Support your position with evidence from the poem.

There are several aspects of Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "An Obstacle" that make me believe that the narrator is female, however it is difficult for me to see these clues separate from what I know...

Latest answer posted July 13, 2012 10:05 pm UTC

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In "Turned" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, what makes the ending so powerful and what is the effect of shifting to Mr...

The ending of Charlotte Perkins Gilman's story "Turned" is powerful because Mrs. Marroner--now Miss Wheeling--has "turned the table" on her husband, placing him in the defensive although he has...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2015 10:49 pm UTC

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What is the significance of the title of the story "Turned" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman?

The title "Turned" is significant in that it refers to the divergent feminine response in the face of male adultery. In the story, it's clear that Mrs. Marroner's actions are unconventional for her...

Latest answer posted February 7, 2019 4:47 pm UTC

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How does Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s personal life relate to the overall story of her work “The Yellow Wallpaper”?

Charlotte Perkins Gilman married in 1884 and had a baby in 1885. After the birth, she suffered severely from postpartum depression similarly to the narrator of "The Yellow Wallpaper." Like the...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2020 7:39 pm UTC

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What causes the narrator's breakdown in “The Yellow Wallpaper”?

The "cure" the wife's husband has devised for her (likely postpartum) depression drives her, the narrator of "The Yellow Wallpaper," to break down into madness. Using theories popular at the time,...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2020 2:52 pm UTC

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I need help formulating a thesis statement comparing and contrasting the roles of women in "The Yellow Wallpaper and...

The thesis statement that you propose is quite workable, however, would you consider focusing on how Charlotte Perkins Gilman uses society as an empowering force for women in Herland and then uses...

Latest answer posted September 28, 2013 7:18 pm UTC

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What’s a good introduction into the life of Charlotte Perkins Gilman?

If you’re putting together an essay or a presentation about Charlotte Perkins Gilman, then your introduction will need to contain enough interesting information to get your audience interested in...

Latest answer posted April 28, 2020 7:37 pm UTC

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How does the role of Mrs. Marroner relate to feminism theory?

In "Turned," written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman in 1911, Mrs. Marroner allows herself the all-too-human emotions of anger, jealousy, and betrayal when she discovers that her servant Gerta is...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2020 4:08 pm UTC

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Discuss the life of Charlotte Perkins Gilman and significant milestones that she had to overcome, including her...

Charlotte Perkins Gilman is an American writer, born 1860 in Hartford, Connecticut. Initially, she was best known for her short story "The Yellow Wallpaper," which is about a woman's decent into...

Latest answer posted April 22, 2020 8:15 pm UTC

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I need help adding one more sentence to the following thesis. The sentence needs to be about the specifics Perkins...

No change, and it is a good idea. As long as you back up your hypothesis with enough data to cast a good possibility, you should be fine. The suggestions that I am making are for you to focus on...

Latest answer posted October 4, 2013 8:29 pm UTC

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