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People in society have changed over the past hundred years especially the relationships between men and women Women have overcome many obstacles and fears throughout the years and have learned to become more independent In the movie The Revolt of Mother viewers get a taste of what the future holds for future relationships This story is set in New England at the turn of the nineteenth century when women had a much clearer station in life The underlying theme is Sarahs inner conflict between accepting her role as a submissive wife the one that society wants her to be and knowing how to handle the resentment from years of living as a subordinate to her husband Each family member has a role but this movie shows how the Penn family changed those roles This story sympathizes with women The story begins as another cellar is being dug across the field and Sarah does not know what is being built She repeatedly asks her husband who wants her to mind her own business to go back to the house and to tend to womens work what is being built She is dismissed by him and reminded of her station in life A womans role was to care for the children cook clean and obey their husbands The man in the household was the one who had all the responsibility to provide a decent home for his family to provide them with food and to teach his sons the same duties Sarah retreats to the house where her daughter Nanny is Sammy ignores the whole conversation When Sarah asks Sammy if he knew anything about the barn he does not offer any information Eventually he admits that he has known about the plan for several months Sammy has accepted his role as a man meaning he feels he does not have to be accountable to his mother about the knowledge of mens affairs Although women were
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