Being Country By Bobbie Ann Mason

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In 1999, American author Bobbie Ann Mason wrote the short story “Being Country” to satirize the notion that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. Mason, who was the main character and narrator of her own story, was very unhappy with her life on the farm, as demonstrated through the discontented, critical tone of her narration. She insisted a countrywoman could only have an impact on the world if she took initiative and questioned her womanly duties.
Nonetheless, most women did not question their duties because they held food at such a high value that it completely consumed all their thoughts and made them feel helpless to nature. Mason exemplified this idea by depicting how her family would eat as if they did not know
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