To accommodate more discussion, we will continue discussing “A Rose for Emily” on Tuesday, 2/20. Please keep up with the two Charlotte Perkins Gilman readings, “The Yellow Wallpaper” and “The Cottagette” so you finish them for Wednesday, 2/21.
When we think about “The Story of an Hour” and “A Jury of Her Peers,” what do we think about? what points of intersection are there?
- in “A Jury of Her Peers” we understand the ways that the men speak to the women as insulting
husband’s death (?)
freedom: finding it, losing it
demographics and social status: class, age, gender
sympathy and empathy: within the stories and the reader’s empathy for characters
pent up emotion and anger specifically
facilitated vs present character
*people outside never really know other than what they can see on the surface*
Minnie Foster vs Mrs. Wright–can this parallel Mrs. Mallard vs Louise. Loss of a first name in marriage.
Reading “A Rose for Emily”
First-person plural narrator: represents the whole town
Chronology: this is difficult to piece together, but all told from the point of Emily’s funeral
Short quiz on chronology: what happened when?