As the movie progresses we also learn Susanna was hurt as a child will could lead her to hold that against her parents and be unable to become attached to them. As the psychiatrist says she engages in promiscuous behavior which if not protected can lead to stds which has severe comlications. Strengths: Susanna does not seem to care what others think about her Weaknesses: Will never be able to fully be happy and or comfortable with a normal relationship Attachment issues Risks: Death Damaging friendships and family relationships Drug use r/t depression STDs r/t promiscuous behavior Plan/Intervention: As the movie shows someone like Susanna suffering from this illness needs to be institutionalized immediately and seek the help of a psychiatrist to begin to get a better grip on her illness. One on one counseling is the best for Susanna even though she doesn’t seem to respond to it. Another benefit would be incorporating her parents into more sessions because I believe half of the issue lies with them.
How does Livvie’s lack of education keep her from claiming an important place in society? Livvie has two obvious things that hold her back in society, her appearance and her speech. She even admits that she would come into the house “ragged and barefoot.” Her innocence also keeps her from participating in the life of a normal young girl. Being married off as a young girl, Solomon took Livvie’s innocence from her. He would not let her grow in to a woman, nor could she catch up to those who had an education if she even had the option of
“And She is all the time trying to climb through. But nobody could climb through that pattern- it strangles so; I think that is why it has so many heads” (432) The narrator does not understand but the woman in the wall is herself. The narrator is trapped in the room while the wallpaper traps the woman in the wallpaper. The woman in the wallpaper is portrayed as trying to escape through the pattern but can’t because the pattern restricts her. The wallpaper like John is a confine in which neither woman can escape from.
The nursery is ironic because it is not a nursery anymore because children are not living and playing in it. Jane is living in the room and she is being treated like a child, so she is starting to imagine that it used to be a nursery. There are times when her husband also refers to her in a child-like manner. He calls her “a blessed little goose” (115) when she becomes upset about the room assignment. Jane is not treated as an adult; she is treated like a child who needs constant guidance even when she can handle things herself.
She thinks as long as she is no believing reality then she will not have to believe in the truth either. Mitch and Blanches relationship is a fantasy until he finds out about the truth of her past. “You’re not clean enough to bring in the house with my mother.” When Stanley reveals the truth about Blanches “unclean” past, he decides to end the relationship. This shows how truth is a destructive force, because the relationship was going fine when Blanche was making up most of her life. However, when Stanley finds out her true past.
The woman is writing the story to express her insane thoughts against her husband's will. "The Yellow Wallpaper" begins with the narrator talking about her illness. She informs the reader that her husband, John, is a physician and he believes she is not even sick. “I did not intend to drive people crazy, but to save people from being driven crazy…” said (Gilman).” Indeed this story could very easily drive one crazy. However, as Ms. Gilman stated, I do not believe that was her goal in writing this story.
When they arrive, she feels that there is something “queer” about the estate. She even goes further to say that the house is haunted and wonders why it was unoccupied for so long. Her husband, John, thinks that the summer home will do her some good, because she is suffering from temporary nervous depression. John honestly does not think that anything is wrong with her and has convinced others of the same. The wife is forbidden to write or leave the house, and is confined to her bedroom most of the day.
What kind of doctor doesn’t know illness when he sees it? What kind of husband does not believe his own wife? Is she really sick? If so, what illness burdens her? Puzzle pieces begin to fit together, or so it seems, when the narrator states “If a physician of high standing, and one’s own husband, assures friends and relatives that there is really nothing the matter with one but temporary nervous depression- a slight hysterical tendency…” (425).
Cisneros said, “Instead of writing by inspiration, it seems we write by obsessions, of that which is most violently tugging at our psyche… there is the necessary phase of dealing with those ghosts and voices most urgently haunting us, day by day” ( 49). This lack of a sense of belonging, results in separation and isolation, which impacts her world and weaves its way into themes of her writing. Cisneros separates herself from the normality of society in three main ways, the first of which is her poverty. As a poor person growing up in a society where the class norm was superimposed on a T.V. screen: I couldn’t understand why our home wasn’t all green and white wood like the ones in ‘Leave it To Beaver’ or ‘Father Knows Best.’ Poverty then became the Ghost and in an attempt to escape the ghost, I rejected what was at hand and emulated the voices of the poets I admired in books: big male voices like James Wright and Richard Hugo and Theodore Roethke, all
The Yellow Wallpaper is story from the mind and emotions of a woman suffering from a mental illness. The narrator (Jane) begins to think that another woman is sneaking around the room behind the wallpaper, trying to get out, so she locks herself in the room and begins to tear down pieces of the wallpaper to free the woman she thought was trapped. John unlocks the door with the key and finds Jane almost possessed by the woman behind the wallpaper. Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s feminist background gives a feminist standpoint in The Yellow Wallpaper because the narrator’s husband, John acts superior to the narrator. One can pick out the connections between the author and the narrator in the story fairly easy if there is knowledge of Gilman’s life.