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The Madwoman in the Attic

What are the major themes in Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar's The Madwoman in the Attic.

In The Madwoman in the Attic, Gilbert and Gubar explore 19th Century literature by women from a feminist perspective. The book is a lengthy text that examines many literary works and theories....

Latest answer posted April 10, 2013 10:14 pm UTC

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Please explain the quote "If what I do prove well, it won't advance/ They'll say it's stolen, or else it was by...

The quotation in this question is quoting Anne Bradstreet. She lived from 1612 – 1672 in North America and she is known not only for being one of the first writers of North America, but even more...

Latest answer posted January 13, 2020 7:47 am UTC

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The Madwoman in the Attic

What is a summary of The Madwoman in the Attic?

The Madwoman in the Attic centers around the idea that due to the nature of patriarchy, women either come across in literature as "the angel in the house" or as "the madwoman in the attic", and...

Latest answer posted August 6, 2019 7:12 pm UTC

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The Madwoman in the Attic

Please explain and comment on the following stanza from "The Madwoman in the Attic": "Her lips were not open, not a...

These lines come from a poem called "The Other Side of a Mirror" by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge. In it, Coleridge challenges the prevailing standards of femininity against which she and all other...

Latest answer posted January 24, 2020 9:19 am UTC

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The Madwoman in the Attic

Examine briefly the issue implied in the parables of the cave.

In the relevant chapter of The Madwoman in the Attic, "The Parables of the Cave," Gilbert and Gubar put forward an explicitly feminist interpretation of Plato's parable of the cave as set out in...

Latest answer posted December 31, 2019 1:19 pm UTC

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Could you please explain how Wuthering Heights realizes, in Gilbert and Gubar's reading, a rewriting of canonical...

In The Madwoman in the Attic, Gilbert and Gubar read Wuthering Heights as inverting masculine mythologies in general, especially the story of the Fall of Man. Their type of feminist criticism is...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2020 5:06 am UTC

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