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Adrienne Rich chose to express her silent revolt through her poem, Aunt  Jennifer’s Tigers, just as Aunt Jennifer did with her embroidery. Explain.

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  • Aunt Jennifer, vents out her frustrations of an unhappy marriage through her embroidery .  
  • She wishes to be fearless like the bright topaz tigers prancing among the denizens of the world, carefree and not afraid of men under the trees. 
  • She uses the craft as a creative outlet to express her frustrations against societal expectations. She criticizes the traditional institution of marriage and suggests how it oppressed women

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Adrienne Rich chose to express her silent revolt through her poem, Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers, just as Aunt Jennifer did with her embroidery. Explain. Answer Aunt Jennifer, vents out her frustrations of an unhappy marriage through her embroidery. She wishes to be fearless like the bright topaz tigers prancing among the denizens of the world, carefree and not afraid of men under the trees. She uses the craft as a creative outlet to express her frustrations against societal expectations. She criticizes the traditional institution of marriage and suggests how it oppressed women.

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