Ellen Running A Thousand Miles For Freedom

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In Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom, Ellen’s name introduced by others while William has only addressed Ellen as his “wife” instead of her as Ellen, which not only indicates his dominance in the relationship but also his view of his wife. By calling Ellen, his wife instead of her name, he is implicitly labeling her as an inhumane property instead of a person. Ellen’s name is significant for readers because it shows us her importance in the narrative. For William, his choice to call Ellen his wife instead shows as that not only he saw her as a property but as a someone who is seemly insignificant to his narrative. Yet, he does not notice his degrading because male dominance lens blinds him from seeing that behavior, essentially unaware of