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Cole1Paulette ColeConnie PorterENG200 D007September 18, 2016The Revolt of “Mother”In Mary Wilkins Freeman’s “The Revolt of “Mother” the author shows the readers how the traditional gender roles have changed from then and to our society now today which I think itis an important theme in the story.Women back then were expected to just home and raise kids and tends to the house and the family needs. They were supposed to be obedient and maybe evenseen but not heard.Sarah Penn, referred as mother in the short story is a hard working woman, she cooks, cleans, she even makes sure her daughter doesn’t work hard and doesn’t complain aboutanything. She was promised a house forty years ago when she got married but never got the house and now her husband is building a new barn and buying new cows. Now, father, look here”—Sarah Penn had not sat down; she stood before her husband in the humble fashion of a Scripture woman—“I’m goin’ to talk real plain to you; I never have sence I

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