|Plot Summary of The Stepford Wives|
Walter Eberhart decides to move his family to Steford, a small town, to escape the violence of New York City; his wife, Joanna, is not happy with the decision to move. Stepford seems like an ideal place to live, but the women in Stepford are extremely subsurvient to their families.There's a good reason why, as Joanna and her new friend Bobbi find out, and their lives are in danger from those who love them the most-their husbands.
This synopsis report prepared by Debra Kelley
Joanna moves to the small town of Stepford with her husband and two children. She is a city type woman with a great interest in women's lib. Soon it becomes obvious that something is not quite right with the women of
Stepford. Everywhere that Joanna turns, she is presented with the epitome of the perfect housewife and she has a feeling that the secretive Men's Assocation may be the cause. It appears to her that strong-willed women are
being replaced with a "June Cleaver type" after they return from weekend getaways with their spouse. With very few allies, Joanna strives to find out the truth before she loses her mind or becomes one of the Stepford Wives.
This synopsis report prepared by Alicia
|Chapter Analysis of The Stepford Wives|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Repressive society story
- controls your mind
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Who's a slave/repressed?
- women are slaves
- 20th century
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- some scientific explanation
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
- descript of touching personal anatomy
How much dialogue?
- significantly more dialog than descript
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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