While searching articles on Ruth Hall a main argument that I saw was on the Fanny Ferns depiction of capitalism and the traditional way.
An article called Fanny Fern’s 1855 Ruth Hall, the cheerful brutality of capitalism, & the Irony of sentimental rhetoric , it addresses her fight against other scholarly views, mainly men in education. I read the book in a different light, due to the fact that Fanny Fern became famous during a time when women were extremely limited to what they were allowed to do. To be an educated woman who was boldly outspoken was rare and Fanny Fern was the rare find. Taking a political look, Fern intrigues me for her strength and wit.