How are mothers depicted in Herland’s future? Further explore ways in which Perkins Gilman reacts, in Herland, to nineteenth-century ideology (as represented by the medical field and Dr. Weir’s medical theories).

Part I
How are mothers depicted in Herland’s future? Further explore ways in which Perkins Gilman reacts, in Herland, to nineteenth-century ideology (as represented by the medical field and Dr. Weir’s medical theories). How does Gilman’s vision meet the challenge Cixous puts forth in her article, “The Laugh of the Medusa”?
Part II
Compare Gilman’s vision of mothers to any other Utopian or Dystopian text or movie. For example compare her vision to the idea and role of mother in Avatar or Alien. Again, The Hunger Games might work here. Use three quotations from both Herland, and three specific examples from your comparative example. Think of and mention any other depictions of mothers (for comparison) from pop culture or literature that come to mind.

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