The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt Themes

Blanche Wiesen Cook
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Role of a Wife

Eleanor, like everyone else, lived her life according to her own beliefs and convictions. In the era in which she grew up, women were sheltered and their main role was to get married, run a household and raise children. In the years of her marriage, Eleanor saw this as her main goal in life. She supported her husband in whatever he did and usually did not even express her opinions about his choices. Whatever Franklin wanted, she coped with and saw her role as making a home for him and the children. She performed whatever was expected of her in whatever position she was in. When Franklin was assistant secretary of the navy, Eleanor spent her day making the required social calls on wives and spent her evenings entertaining. She attended legislative sessions and political conventions as required. As First Lady, she traveled around the...

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