The narrator’s obsession with the wallpaper that surrounds her bedroom begins merely as intrigue and climaxes to a point where reality and what she imagines within the wallpaper becomes blurred. This climax represents her journey from rationality to insanity as the wallpaper becomes more twisted and alive around her. This wallpaper ultimately represents the oppression of her mind that is being caused by her post partum depression, as well as her husband’s ineffective healing methods. At first she finds the wallpaper being “one of those sprawling, flamboyant patterns committing every artistic sin” (Gilman 988). This could be a representation of the beginning of her depression which was initially just an annoyance to her which she does not fully understand.
Upon the Burning of Our House In the poem, “Upon the Burning of Our House,” Anne Bradstreet demonstrate a gloomy yet appreciative attitude towards gods, spiritual of the possessions. S: Subject: The woman has her house burned down P: Purpose: Your possessions in the human world is meaningless, that only things that worth meaning is the heaven, eternity. O: Occasion: Anna Bradstreet were mourning over her house got burned down. She then begins to feel the remorseful and realize that Puritan, her religion belief that the possessions you own does not belong to you but God’s. T: Title: The title describe the women with her riches house got burned down T: Tone: Anne Bradstreet poem, “Upon the Burning of Our House” is resentful and remorseful.
This mental illness would be diagnosed based upon her hostility, her criticism, her self-important image and her lack of empathy towards Jane. In fact, Aunt Reed was a candidate for mental insanity just by being herself. Studies by the American Psychological Association show that internal mindsets of an individual, such as hereditary disposition, has an influence on the development of insanity. Aunt Reed was born into a high class family, and when her brother married ‘beneath himself’, it disabled her to love Jane. Even in today’s society, children are judged based on the amount of money and the social status of their parents.
Katie Stephens English 1102 Dr. Strickland 9:30 TR Symbolism, Irony, and Theme in “The Yellow Wallpaper” Charlotte Perkins Gilman's short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” tells the story of a husband's attempt to do away with his wife's insanity by keeping her isolated and restrained from expressing herself through writing. Gilman includes an abundance of irony and symbolism to describe the thoughts and actions of the narrator. The author uses these elements to help the reader come to the conclusion that the narrator feels oppressed and controlled along with other women who were felt to be “confined to womanly roles” in society in the 1800s. The theme of the story suggests that women during this time were imprisoned by the male dominated society. There are many uses of irony in “The Yellow Wallpaper.”.
The room she stays in has yellow wallpaper that will later contribute to her psychological downfall along with the oppression felt from her environment. In both pieces of literature, the authors use a technique of gradually progressing the characters deterioration of their mental capacity. Through dramatic irony and other literary devices, the reader is permitted to see the depth of the characters illness. The narrator in “The Yellow Wallpaper”, stays in a bedroom that was an old nursery which has an unattractive yellow wallpaper on the walls. To the narrator, the wallpaper is a nuisance and the pattern makes no sense to her.
The short story Yellow Wallpaper centers around a central theme that a person’s physical surroundings have a direct impact on their mental state. This is highlighted in the film as the yellow wallpaper in the room, not only has an impact, but is an indicator of the narrators deteriorating mental state. The narrator who goes unnamed is hinted at recently giving childbirth and is showing the signs of postpartum psychosis and postpartum depression, both of which lead to the deterioration of her mental state later on in the story. This mental state is revealed early on in the story, yet it is downplayed and not exposed to the full extent of its severity to the reader. “If a physician of high standing, and one’s own husband, assures friends and
Gilman uses symbols to explain the how women are trapped in domestic life. The symbol that Gilman uses the yellow wallpaper in the room she is confined in. At first, the wallpaper is just awful as she says “The color is repellent, almost revolting; a smoldering unclean yellow.” She is disgusted by it and understands why children, who have been in this room, would want to tear it down. Then, the wallpaper becomes a point of curiosity as she wants to discover the organization of the pattern. She said, “...and I determine for the thousandth time that I will follow that pointless pattern to some sort of a conclusion,” as if the wallpaper was made with symmetry in mind.
In response to the breaking of the teacup Nana calls Mariam a harami or bastard. Mariam describes her encounters with Jalil, her father, and how he treats her with love and compassion. Throughout this chapter Nana seems to be very negative about everything. She says that every story that Jalil has told Mariam it not real and she thinks that she and Mariam would be better off dead. Chapter 2 Nana describes her side of the birth of Mariam.
Throughout the novel, Miss Havisham uses mostly a bitter treatment towards Pip. She addresses to Estella “Break their hears and have no mercy.” Only a truly sick person could say this, but Pip ignores her thoughts. Pip claims, “I should have been happier and better if I had never seen Miss Havisham’s face.” He realizes, overtime, that she has effected him so much in a bad way and wishes that they never met. Towards the end Pip states, “If I let her go, the fire would break out again and consume her.” Even after all the misery she caused him, he is changed for he can’t give her up. Miss Havisham’s role is an essential detail for most of the other characters have some significant connection to her.
She once was servant for the Proctor household, but was fired when Elizabeth Proctor discovered that her husband was having an affair with her. Abigail becomes obsessed with Reverend Proctor after their affair. She did whatever she could to keep Proctor for herself. Abigail later on accuses Elizabeth Proctor of damaging her name in the community saying “She is blackening my name in the village! She is telling lies about me!