Mad Women in the Attic

Mad Women in the Attic

What happens to a woman whose behavior defies social and domestic expectations? Perhaps she is locked in an attic; more often she is a woman involved in a quest to discover her identity. These works may help us redefine "mad women."

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  • Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
  • Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys
  • The Yellow Wallpaper, Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • Surfacing, Margaret Atwood
  • Sula, Toni Morrison