- Oct 2018
oppressive patriarchal language, and employs literary synesthesia to represent women’s resistance against oppression.
We see a woman who is controlled by her doctor husband. He tries to take away even the most simplest things in her life because she is too "ill" which not only include the room downstairs by the roses in which she wants to stay in but he decides on an old school roof, and tries to take away her ability to journal saying that it takes up too much energy. The woman is forced into a room that in the end, drives her insane, but she takes matters into her own hands and resists his control of her writing by keeping a secret journal she write in, mostly when he is gone. The narrator stands up and resists his control on her writing and continues to do it, even though she has to sneak and hide it.