The Difference Essay

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Korb has a master's degree in English literature and creative writing and has written for a wide variety of educational publishers. In the following essay, she discusses how people are not what they seem in "The Difference."

In the Dictionary of Literary Biography noted Glasgow scholar Frederick P. McDowell called Ellen Glasgow "the first truly modern writer in the South." Not only did Glasgow break with tradition when she embraced what was then considered to be an entirely inappropriate activity for a young southern woman— writing—she also used her writing to rebel against traditional values, both in the South and in literature itself. As such, Glasgow was truly a woman ahead of her time. At the beginning of the 20th century, woman's accepted role in society was that of wife and mother, and women were expected to subordinated their interests to those of their...

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