Short essay – Edgar Rice Burroughs & Charlotte Perkins Gilman

I decided to publish my short essays on the readings from the Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Human Mind, Our Modern World course syllabus. The course started on the 1st of June and finished on the 14th of August. The essays were supposed to be around 270-320 words a piece. Today, I publish the essay that I wrote after reading Edgar Rice Burroughs‘ A Princess of MarsĀ and Charlotte Perkins Gilman‘s Herland.

* These are my views and interpretations only


A Princess of Mars felt quite like the usual story of a Princess being saved by a ‘white knight’ – in this case the narrator John Carter himself – and Herland was more to my liking. Though both stories are narrated by men, and both men try to explain their surroundings to their audience, the similarities end there. Continue reading