What is a summary of The Madwoman in the Attic?
The Madwoman in the Attic is a book of literary criticism and it 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 that there is no middle ground between these two extremes. This book is seen as an extremely important piece of feminist literary criticism, and it discusses the struggles that women have gone through in attempting to create their identities as authors. Essentially, the authors, Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubor, argue that with the pen being seen metaphorically as a penis, women were subjected to an "anxiety of authorship."
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The Madwoman in the Attic
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