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  1. jiselle
    November 2 @ 1:59 am

    I think there is a very thin line in all these things, I believe what separates them from others is the ability of either you or someone else to recognize what is taking place and genuinely help rather than downplay what is taking place and judge. also on the other note when you are whole in yourself,confident in who you are you are not threatened by others when they are themselves but encourage and celebrate others in their uniqueness.

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  2. Adventuring The Great Wide Somewhere
    November 2 @ 9:10 am

    This was a very interesting read. I loved “Z” and was a little uncomfortable when I found myself identifying with certain aspects of her personality. I have never read The Bell Jar, in truth because it seems like a depressing read, but maybe I will give it a try now. And you make an excellent connection between the main characters in Z and in the Yellow Wallpaper. The three stories combined do create an interesting commentary on how women are perceived, even now in this time of social change. I think a lot of the “craziness” attributed to women is in fact induced by the fact that we are constantly trying to fulfill different roles. We should be sweet and kind, but also assertive and bold, etc. It’s hard to fill all those shoes at once and live up to society’s expectations without feeling like we’re slipping.

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