Premium Content The Roles of Women in Kate Chopin's The Awakening and Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale
By Sean Ewart - June 06, 2005
"Feminist readings often discuss the "jobs" that are traditionally assigned to women, such as tending a home, caring for a husband, and bearing children, and the ways in which these jobs are used to keep women in a powerless position. Female sexuality, and the way that a patriarchal system - a societal structure in which men are the authorities and…
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