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Genesis 1-3, The Old Testament contains the story of Adam and Eve, the Original Sin, and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. "Hadleyburg" is often interpreted as an allegory of this story.

The Awakening (1899) by Kate Chopin, published the same year as "Hadleyburg," provides a woman's point of view on the oppressions of community. The protagonist, Edna Pontellier, struggles with traditional expectations of a wife and mother. In her rigid society her attempts to break boundaries results in tragedy.

The Yellow Wallpaper (1899) by Charlotte Perkins Gilman explores in eye-opening detail the alarming consequences of societal oppression of women whose desires transgress patriarchal norms.

The Scarlet Letter (1850) by Nathaniel Hawthorne relates the story of Hester Prynne, a Puritan woman who bears a minister's child out of wedlock. Refusing to reveal the father's name, she is forced to wear a red letter "A" as punishment. This...

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