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Anyone got any recommendations of books about mental health/feminism for pre 1900s. And then any recommendations for post
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I'm not sure on the dates of most of these, but they're ideas for you to look into
- the yellow wallpaper - female protagonist, probably scizophrenic, very mentally ill, can see it progress over time.
- any stererotypical Victorian book where you can extract parts where men refer to female hysteria and that making them weak, I can't think of any off the top of my head. maybe jane austen (you could talk about how he locks his mother in the attack because she's going mad. I think that's jane austen)
- pond by Claire louise bennet - I honestly have no idea what happened in this book (I did read it, I just didn't understand it), but you could interpret it in terms of mental illness I guess
- three things about elsie is good if you want to talk about dementia
- the bell jar
- girl interrupted
- sharp objects (amazing book)
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(Original post by DauntlessKilljoy)
I'm not sure on the dates of most of these, but they're ideas for you to look into
- the yellow wallpaper - female protagonist, probably scizophrenic, very mentally ill, can see it progress over time.
- any stererotypical Victorian book where you can extract parts where men refer to female hysteria and that making them weak, I can't think of any off the top of my head. maybe jane austen (you could talk about how he locks his mother in the attack because she's going mad. I think that's jane austen)
- pond by Claire louise bennet - I honestly have no idea what happened in this book (I did read it, I just didn't understand it), but you could interpret it in terms of mental illness I guess
- three things about elsie is good if you want to talk about dementia
- the bell jar
- girl interrupted
- sharp objects (amazing book)
Thank you!
Ive already read the bell jar! Love it so much! And girl interrupted too!
I was thinking of doing the yellow wallpaper as i can link it to attitudes towards mental illness over time.
Maybe then i could do either the bell jar or girl interupted
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that sounds like a plan!
I'm glad you said that because the yellow wallpaper was definitely the one I felt most confident about on the list; there's lots you can talk about in it.
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