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    Angel in the house: is she still here?

    In Victorian literature, many of the women within the pages of novels and poems fall under the wings of the ‘angel in the house’. Meaning, they are submissive and devoted to their husband/father/some sort of male figure.
    But, do you think the angel in the house is gone? Has she returned in modern day texts? Subconsciously, is she still apart of many women in literature today?

    • Love this topic. I hadn't heard of the "angel in the house" before, so thanks for that, too. I do believe she still exists in literature, but has had to modernize herself for the sake of readers who have different views of devotion and submission. Jane Eyre is one such angel that comes to mind. She's from a "classic," and becomes devoted to Rochester. At the same time, she makes it quite clear to him that she has an independent will, expects to be treated as a person, and will take no crap. – Stephanie M. 2 years ago
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    I do agree that these people deserve psychological help as much as physical help, however although the process of losing so much weight is hard, one cannot be constantly treated like a victim.
    I also agree that to an extent, this show demonizes these people, and the doctors and some families/friends need to show more sympathy towards their loved ones. But you cannot walk on egg shells and expect results. Sometimes a push is needed. I have an anxiety disorder, and part of dealing with it is to put myself in uncomfortable situations, and for those around me to push me to be in them while still taking into account what I am capable of handling at the moment and how I will feel in the future about the situation. Obesity and anxiety are very different, but that’s the only example I can personally try to explain my thoughts with so forgive me.
    Obviously I cannot speak for them because I have not dealt with weight problems the same way they have, but I can say that with anything that evolves such a big change you do at times need to be harsh. If you want comfort, sometimes that means being uncomfortable.

    'My 600-Lb Life': Dead Weight TLC Should Shed?

    Though I have not read either books or watched the movie, I do agree that one can add to something in order to make its themes more prominent. It would be much more difficult, if you ask me, to keep a modern audience intrigued with old literature without somehow incorporating something contemporary that is popular. In this case, zombies. Now a days zombies are used to tell many stories (i.e. the walking dead), and I think it’s great that modern readers and movie watchers are being engaged in classic literature like Austen’s work, even if it means adding a modern twist to it.

    Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Is Jane Austen Rolling in Her Grave?

    I’m guilty of reality tv watching if the right show is on, but this is definitely a new insight on what exactly goes on behind the scenes. You never really think of how it is edited to make it look more dramatic, just about what’s going to happen next; the editors must be doing a great job if this is how the audience is reacting!

    The Enhanced Reality of Reality TV