It was in this prosaic and pragmatic atmosphere that the middle classes—bored with the unheroic and positivist spirit of former decades—began to feel the need for a new myth.
They have demanded their position in the community, openly exercising their rights, and thus are acknowledged as significant members in society. However, this was not the case a century ago.
The period of the mid-nineteenth century until the dawn of the twentieth century witnessed a patriarchal male society and female dependence, with women struggling to attain social equality.
Women were solely controlled by the society crafted by men and expected to act as a feminine ideal of that period.
There are certain rules imposed and standards implemented that women must follow. They are expected to comply with these ideals set by the society and, as a result, opportunities are limited to them and their importance in the society are abbreviated. Women were considered physically weaker yet morally superior to men, which meant that they were best suited to the domestic sphere.
It was clear that the contribution of women in the society was limited and solely controlled under patriarchal authority. They were excluded from the public sphere and forbidden to get involved with politics, legal, or economic affairs as men dominated all decisions about those matters.
The domestic sphere was a cultural expression of the female world. Their fashions, etiquette, domestic furnishings, social engagements, religious devotion and charitable activity all served to delineate a universe within which women could demonstrate their power Abrams.
Women were not allowed to do labor-intensive work, as they were considered to be physically weak. Women ran the household, undertaking domestic work and childcare themselves, as well as supervising the servants employed to cook, clean, and run daily errands.
At times, women were not allowed to go outside the house for any reason unless it was approved by their husbands. The increased interest in their social class position drove women to start a movement redefining their traditional roles in the society.
This has been seen particularly through literature, when women began to vindicate their rights through writings. The women writers also challenged the patriarchal society and the view that marriage and motherhood were the only careers best suitable for women. Some of the most prominent female writers of their time include Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Jamaica Kincaid, Marge Piercy and Adrienne Rich, who were praised by both female and male readers, and continue to influence the current generation.
Born on July 3, in Hartford, Connecticut, Gilman was a successful lecturer and intellectual. Aside from being known as a famous writer, Gilman was also regarded as a feminist. She is confined in a temporary house her husband procured, which John believes necessary for her fast recovery.
Afraid of being caught, she keeps her journal in secret.
Even the room in which she is staying appears to be a nursery. John denied her freedom. He makes all the decisions for her and isolates her from the things she cares about, a clear illustration of male dominance in the marriage. This also suggests that John is more concerned with the cultural norms in society than his wife, which was commonplace in a marriage during that era.
She analyzes the incomprehensible pattern in the wallpaper and becomes obsessed; she concludes that there is a women creeping around behind the wallpaper. In an effort to free the woman trapped in the second layer, she starts peeling off the wallpaper.
As the narrator works to continue, she finally reveals the identity of the women and ultimately loses her sense of individuality.
The narrator allows herself to become free only by confronting her fears of what society and her husband would think of her. In the end, she achieved her independence by trading her sanity for freedom.1 20TH CENTURY BLACK WOMEN'S STRUGGLE FOR EMPOWERMENT IN A WHITE SUPREMACIST EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM: TRIBUTE TO EARLY WOMEN EDUCATORS.
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