How The Yellow-Wallpaper and The Awakening Influenced America's View on Women

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Throughout the 20th century, women began to rebel against the social norms it started out slowly and was met with much objection. A couple of people belittled the way women were acting, and some even proposed it was a disease. There were many that did not want to believe that their wives were changing and they denied frequently what was happening. Soon enough, writers began to drop subtle hints here and there in their novels about the changes in women and America, [9:39:29 PM] Ariel : at that time, was beyond furious with the recognition that women received in the novels. American conservatives went out of their way to ban all novels that disrupt the traditional view of how women should act. Unfortunately for the conservatives, women were stubborn and if they wanted to change how they act then they shall change. The belief of women being loyal, obedient to their husbands, and a caretaker was slowly being thrown out the window . Women suddenly started to gain the characteristics of their husbands; secretive and disloyal. In the texts “The Yellow-Wallpaper,” and “The Awakening,” shows how exactly women were changing thus influencing the changes in America’s views on women. These stories that reflected on the changes of a hand full of women gave courage to the rest to become their true self; living their lives and in the process neglecting their traditional expectations.. Regardless of what men thought was right, the development of women was recognized amongst everyone and…