Herland Topics for Discussion

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The concept of home permeates Herland although none of the citizens live in private homes. Discuss the author's treatment of home in her utopia.

Summarize the author's treatment of marriage in Herland. In your view, would her beliefs work if put into practice? Why or why not?

Cite at least three parallels between the women of Herland's view of men and Victorian-era men's view of women.

Prior to reading this story, were you aware of the limitations imposed on women by an early American society which believed women to be inherently inferior? Which of these limitations still exist today? Which have been disproved by women ninety years since the story was written?

Research the late nineteenth-century concept of Social Darwinism. Write an essay discussing whether this concept still exists in modern American society. In what ways does it still exist or in what ways...

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