In the story the narrator and her husband arrives at a country estate to rest. But the narrator does not really like the place they moved into. Her husband believes that she is suffering fr...
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...atriarchal attitude of the society and the narrator’s desire to free her from all the restrictions that are imposed on her by her husband and her family.
In the era when women were not treated as human being, Gilman was successful to write a feminist story. During nineteenth century, women were not allowed to participate in decision-making and other important works of society. They opinions had no values at all. They were treated as a piece of crap and were forced to do the things that they never wanted to do. Gilman was successful to portray these entire images in her story. She presented how the narrator was forced to stay in the ancestral hall by her physician husband and was not allowed to do the things that she wanted to do in her life. Thus, I think Gilman was successful to present the gender discrimination and patriarchal attitude of the society in her story.
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