Analytical Essay on A Midwife's Tale

Analytical Essay on A Midwife's Tale - History 251 10/29/08...

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History 251 10/29/08 Analytical Essay on A Midwife's Tale In Laurel Thatcher Ulrich's A Midwife's Tale , the protagonist Martha Ballard lives during Colonial America when most women have minimal rights and less power than men. Since then, society as a whole has changed and there has been great progress towards equal rights for women. Many great women during this period went unrecognized for their achievements and contributions to their community. However, Ulrich digs up Ballad's diary and and brings her heroine-like attributes into light. Ulrich does a marvelous job in depicting the daily life of early America through the eyes of a female during the 18 th century. History has generally portrayed the stereotypical image of a woman during this period as a housewife who cleans and cooks and takes care of her man and family. She would usually have very few rights and little say in her opinions. The husband would be the worker who supports his family financially. However, Ulrich uses Ballad as a representation of an important woman figure who makes equal salary as her husband and her experience and
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