His 1307 - Herland Paper

His 1307 - Herland Paper - Book Analysis: Herland The book...

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Book Analysis: Herland The book entitled Herland was quite a unique literary work for its time. It could even be argued that id had or still can have a significant influence on today’s society. Some of the topics addressed in the book are obviously unique to the type of society near the time of its publication. However, some of the topics are still quite relevant today, but only some. James Schellenberg put it well when he said, “ Gilman aims at familiar targets, like the role of women, violence, and the institution of marriage, but her conclusions feel dated and sometimes silly to the modern reader. To her own audiences, she was rightly considered radical, and even dangerous.”(Schellenberg) The material covered in the book was just downright outrageous at the time. Though Terry, one of the main characters, is represented satirically as a overly chauvinist male, he is actually not that far from the condition of typical males at the time. In reading this book, the then contemporary male would be either enraged and view this as a hostile act, or
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This note was uploaded on 06/06/2008 for the course HIS 1307 taught by Professor Gawrich during the Fall '08 term at Baylor.

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His 1307 - Herland Paper - Book Analysis: Herland The book...

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