The Revolt of 'Mother' - Study Guide Introduction Summary & Analysis

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Introduction Summary

Direct Quote: "The Revolt of Mother, Freeman's best-known story, is unusual among her fiction in that the female protagonist defies social convention (but not her own concept of what is morally right) to meet her own deep-felt need. However, it is also typical of Freeman's work, which often provides closely observed portraits of a woman's experiences and emotions in relation to her husband and her children."

Introduction Analysis

This introduction gives the readers an anticipation of what is to come in the story. We know that there will be a female character (Mother) that will go against social convention and dive into the relationships that she has with other members of her family, and how her defiance will affect each of them. This is the story of a woman who defies social acceptability by going against her husband's will, yet ultimately bringing him full circle...

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