Margaret Fuller and Fanny Fern: A Comparison and Contrast Analysis

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Margaret Fuller and Fanny Fern: A Comparison and Contrast Analysis
Introduction
Comparing and contrasting the ideology and rhetorical strategies of Fanny Fern and Margaret Fuller indicates that although their rhetorical strategies differ, they express similar concerns about gender inequality and write passionately about the destructive impact it has on society. In contrast to Margaret Fuller’s writing, which is more academic and Transcendental, Fanny Fern’s writing is less complex, more satiric, and has a broader appeal, but both women are very effective in revealing society’s misguided assumptions about gender roles and are worthy of the attention and acclaim they have received as prominent American women writers of the 19th...
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.....to a wider audience. Ultimately, their different writing styles
and rhetorical approaches are of secondary importance, for their effectiveness in revealing society’s misguided assumptions about gender roles is far more important, demonstrates the primacy of theme over style, and affirms the important contributions they have made to American literature.
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“Fanny Fern.“ The Norton Anthology of American Literature. Online. Available: http://www.wwnorton.com/college/english/naal7/contents/B/authors/fern.asp. 18 June 2011.
Fuller, Margaret. The Great Lawsuit. In The Norton Anthology of American Literature. New York: W. W. Norton, 2011.
Warren, Joyce. Ruth Hall and Other Writings. Piscataway, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1986.