Women's Language Of The Powerless Summary

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“The narrator's double-voiced discourse the ironic understatements, asides, hedges, and negations through which she asserts herself against the power of John's voice came for some critics to represent ‘women's language’ or the ‘language of the powerless’” (Lanser 418). Women were not able to freely express themselves and when they did it was seen as unintelligent. This all connects to the image of the woman trapped behind the paper. The woman’s mind is not freed until the end of the story after she has completely peeled the paper from the wall that was keeping the woman, and her soul,

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