• "The Revolt of 'Mother'" is Freeman's best known short story.
• "The Revolt of 'Mother'" is unusual for Freeman's writing style because the main character challenges social convention.
• The main character challenges social convention to meet her own need.
• "The Revolt of 'Mother'" is characteristic of Freeman's writing style because it focuses on a woman's relationships with her family.
• The introduction gives the reader insight in to what is to come during the story.
• The story takes place in the mid-1800s.
• Mother (Sarah) watches men dig in the field on her family's farm.
• Mother asks her husband (Adonriam) why the men are digging.
• Father tells Mother to focus on her own work.
• Mother refuses to go away until Father tells her the reason for the digging.
• Father finally tells Mother that the men are digging the cellar for a new barn.
• Mother is extremely angry at...
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