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self in 1958 analysis

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on 18 March 2013

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by Anne Sextom Self in 1958 Conflicts in Self in 1958 Final Statement Theme of Self in 1958 Man vs Society
She is lost in this idea of being the perfect wife. She wants to be more than an object but most women in society then were all about pleasing their husbands All in all the author wants us to not just think about how we look and if other people care. Anne wants us to become loving of ourselfs and to not care how the world looks upon us. Conforming will only lead to sadness and will cause you to loose your individuality. Do not let the world dictate your happiness, because in the end it's really ourselfs that matter. In the poem the author, Anne Sexton is attempting to tell not just women but people in general, to value their individuality. This is done by the narrator question what is real and what is not. Man vs Self
She is mortified that she has become such a "doll". She feels as if she is nothing more than something for her husband to dress up and look pretty. She wants to be free of it, but cannot find the courage to leave Man VS Society The author is trying to say that women need to be their own person and show their individuality. At the beginning of the poem she questions reality. She really wonders if this is the right way for her to live and be treated. She also describes herself and gives a very basic one. She does it in a way such that she sounds like a typical woman. She gives no thought on what makes her special. "I live in a doll's house... someone plays with me, plants me in an all electric kitchen" This is evidence that she doesn't truly feel anymore. She is treated just like a doll and given no affection or feelings This really brings to thought the notion of identity. It shows us that to really be happy we need to see what is special about ourselfs Another theme in this poem is when we see that she has all the luxuries and objects she could want, yet she still is not happy.
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