We’ve been listening to the Little House on the Prairie series in the car.
Since I enjoy children’s literature, I find the development of spirited heroines in the twentieth century to be greatly interesting. We like Laura, who speaks her mind and isn’t content to sit in a corner to sew demurely. Mary seems pale and uninteresting, and so she is, because the author saw her that way.
Here is my question, and I’ll spend a few days discussing what I’m thinking.
Is my perception of the development of femininity shaped more by the children’s literature I’ve read than Scripture and biblical principles?