Women In Charlotte Parkins Stetson's The Yellow-Paper

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The 19th century was a time of legal slavery in America; women were seen as dolls to be shown off by their “masters” being expected to heed every word their husbands said, know only the things their husbands wished and to submit their intellectual and emotional freedom. In Charlotte Parkins Stetson’s short story The Yellow Wall­-Paper, Perkins demonstrates how women lose their identities to society’s oracular feminist structures; when the main character tries to conquer this false vision of herself, she first has to see through righteous thoughts that the control does exist and that she has the means to overcome it. Women believed to be nothing more than a show piece and having the mentality of a child was the common thought men and even

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