Let's Get Down to Business

To defeat the man.

Gender Roles in Society

Throughout history, many women have had to be controlled by men due to the gender roles placed on them by society.
In these two pieces, it is shown that women are having to be controlled by the man causing them to be miserable and lead a miserable life and have to try and match up to the man's standing point.
In these quotes, it is shown that Mrs. Mallard is finally feeling free and open and to have her own time and can finally lead her own life once her husband is gone.
Throughout "A Left-Handed Commencement Address", women being are said to be lesser than man by having to look up to them instead of themselves. They are also said to help their husbands and the world a stronger and better place and that women only do that because they have nothing else to do with their college educations.


Chopin, Kate. "The Story of an Hour." Kate Chopin: Complete Novels and Stories. Edited by Sandra Gilbert. New York: Library of America, 2002.

Gilman, Charlotte Perkins. "The Yellow Wallpaper." Project Gutenberg. Web. 2 Feb. 2015.

Le Guinn, Ursula K. "A Left-Handed Commencement Address." Mills College, Oakland, CA., 1983. Commencement Address.

Sophocles. Antigone. F. Storr. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. Web.


Kayla Bray

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English II - 8

February 25, 2015