The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Herland by Charlotte Gilman:|
and crime, disease and insanity, prisons and hospitals; and it
made no more impression on her than it would to tell a South Sea
Islander about the temperature of the Arctic Circle. She could
intellectually see that it was bad to have those things; but she
could not FEEL it.
We had quite easily come to accept the Herland life as normal,
because it was normal--none of us make any outcry over mere health
and peace and happy industry. And the abnormal, to which we are
all so sadly well acclimated, she had never seen.
The two things she cared most to hear about, and wanted
most to see, were these: the beautiful relation of marriage and