Submission and Rebellion for Women in Childhood and Adulthood

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Submission and Rebellion in Childhood and Adulthood ‘Submission’ and ‘rebellion’ are two main topics in women’s sufferings in literature that highlights women’ entangled desire which causes her to perform her role in a male dominated society. "The Wide Wide World” by Susan Warner and “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl” by Harriet Jacobs reveals the power relations between men and women, captor and captive, master and slave, are unstable and subject to think. I examine here how these narratives deal with their circumstances from childhood to adulthood. Both of these narratives suffer to survive. They adjust in their exotic foreign place from childhood to adulthood. The main focus of this paper is how each of these texts negotiates issues of power and powerlessness, race, gender, region, and historical moment. In eighteen century is fundamentally interpreted by the traditional notion of gender role. The identification of women’ role in the home and outside had a very deep root in western culture, and identification was the dominant factor in the thinking process of gender role. In domestic theory or domesticity defined in the multiple ideas of family, home that sees women in the domain of the home. On one hand, women were seen as the angel of home, the center character of spiritual and moral of the family. On the other hand, based on that knowledge women were sees as weaker than man both physically and mentally. Women need constant attention and protection, as they are
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