“The Angel in the House” created the standard for women’s behavior in the Victorian era (mid 1800s-1900s) by men, for their own pleasure and benefit. The title of the poem came to describe the domesticated and submissive woman that men craved during that era.
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The Victorian Cage: A Woman’s Fascinating Obsession with Hideous Yellow Wallpaper
by Jenna Thrasher When reading Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper,” you can’t help but feel the same sense of entrapment that the leading lady endures. Since she can’t tell her husband or his sister what is really going on inside, she releases all of her thoughts onto paper, trying to find a way toContinue reading “The Victorian Cage: A Woman’s Fascinating Obsession with Hideous Yellow Wallpaper”