Representations of Female Insanity
From the paper:
?The end of the nineteenth century represented a time of turmoil for the American female. There was conflict about what a woman?s role was in society. Many believed that women should be a kind of angel in the house, or a true woman, one that was a virtuous and passionless moral agent. On the other hand, there was a growing movement that promoted the transition into the new woman, or a woman that had a career and could express her sexuality.?