Coming to Terms

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I AM JUST USING THESE QUOTES AND INFORMATION AS A GUIDELINE.... THIS IS NOT MY WORK, NOR AM I CLAIMING IT TO BE. GUIDELINE AND DIRECTIONAL USE ONLY BY ANOTHER SOURCE TO ASSURE MY UNDERSTANDING OF THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS PAPER I MUST WRITE IN THE END RESULT.

1. Are there aspects of the narrator’s story that are particularly class-based? Which? Remember that work is not a necessity for her. Are there aspects of her story that are timeless and apply to all women, regardless of class or race? 2. What is the effect of the narrator identifying herself and her husband as "mere ordinary people"? 3. To what extent is the narrator conscious of her own place in society?

It is very seldom that mere ordinary people like John and myself secure ancestral halls for the s...more |It is very seldom that mere ordinary people like John and myself secure ancestral halls for the summer. (1.1) ...less |

The narrator thinks of herself and her husband as "ordinary people." How accurate is that? Remember that they have servants, including a housekeeper and a nanny.

including a housekeeper and a nanny.
If a physician of high standing, and one's own husband, assures friends and relatives that there...more |If a physician of high standing, and one's own husband, assures friends and relatives that there is really nothing the matter | |with one but temporary nervous depression--a slight hysterical tendency-- what is one to do? (1.10) ...less |

Here, John’s status in society as a doctor and a husband both conspire against the narrator’s articulation of her own illness.

conspire against the narrator’s articulation of her own illness. I sometimes fancy that in my condition if I had less opposition and more society and stimulus--bu...more |I sometimes fancy that in my condition if I had less opposition and more society and stimulus--but John says the very worst thing| |I can do is to think about my condition, and I confess it...
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