Question

After reading the first three chapters of HerlandHerland

, write three to four pages in which you answer one or more of the following questions about gender and society that Gilman embedded within the  narrative:

  • How do the status of and attitudes toward women during Gilman's time compare to the lifestyle of women in Herland?


  • How does Gilman challenge widely held views about women's nature, which began as early as the Renaissance lady, reappeared as the Victorian ideal, and were still present in 1915 when Herland was published?

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