In the end of the story, the narrator has lost all sense of reality, and John discovers her crawling around on the floor of the nursery, following the pattern of the wallpaper. The narrator in “The Yellow Wallpaper” was ultimately going to be driven to insanity because of her controlling husband, her writing being forbidden, and her growing obsession with the inanimate objects. In the end, she finally does away with her supposed obligations as a wife and mother, and her sanity as
She is unreliable because she is deranged. She “creeps smoothly on the floor,” this is one of the few points that explains how deranged Jane is. The story is set in a time when women are more submissive. John, the narrator’s husband, is a doctor who claims that Jane is ill. Jane was told to stay in her room which is unique as the “windows are barred.” The barring on the window symbolizes herself being holed up inside and in the real world against her will. The bed is also nailed down in her room.
As the storm grows in strength so does Ann's sense of isolation 'The silence now seemed more intense than ever, seemed to have reached a pitch when it faintly moaned" (Ross 293). The silence spoken of depicts the growing isolation that Ann feels and that she feels trapped and cannot get out.
In The Tragedy of Macbeth, guilt plays an immense role in the lives of Macbeth and his Queen; guilt is the single attribute that pushes them to the edge and tests their sanity. William Shakespeare uses vivid imagery to accentuate the guilt that Macbeth and his Queen
Furthermore, John refuses to acknowledge anything pertaining to her mental state which causes her to become angry with him. As her obsession of the yellow wallpaper grows deeper, so also does her insanity; although in this case her anger seems “perfectly understandable” (Schumaker 594). Moreover she begins to harbor animosity and resentment towards her husband because of his refusal to listen to her. John’s love for the narrator is never questioned, but his stark ignorance to the situation is undeniable. As the story continues the narrator constantly studies the wallpaper, and begins to believe that there is a woman trapped behind it.
She begins to hide her luscious hair in a cap and almost seems to lose her femininity. She becomes an outcast in the town, living on the outskirts of town. Men, woman, and children constantly making fun of both Pearl and Hester increasing the affect of Hester's diminishing appearance. An example of this abuse can be seen in Pearl repeatable being called a "demon child" by the towns people. (Hawthorne, Scarlet Letter 89) It almost seems as if the scarlet letter has absorbed her beauty along with all the rebellious and fiery qualities of Hester, leaving a cold and lonely woman, her tenderness "crushed so deeply into her heart that it can never show itself more.
Chapter 22 Clara made her way to her own house, passing the graveyard with the newly-added graves of her family. Her house was empty and quiet and she went upstairs to her room to retrieve the diary. The horrible things that had happened in her chamber flooded her mind, and she became filled with anguish. She sank down into a chair in distress. The dark room mirrored the darkness of her thoughts, which soon turned to suicide.
It represents imprisonment and this is made clear when the she says, “The faint figure behind seemed to shake the pattern, just as if she wanted to get out”. (245) The imprisonment is created from the yellow wallpaper because the Jane repeatedly asks to remove it but isn’t allowed and she is confined to the room she despises due to the stubbornness seen from her husband. You can see Jane slowly descend into her madness with her hallucinations- “The only thing I can think of that it is like is the color of the paper! A yellow smell." (248) “At night in any kind of light, in twilight, candlelight, lamplight, and worst of all by moonlight, it becomes bars!
It is, therefore, the motivating factor behind the two women’s search of liberation. Both women are oppressed by their husbands, and this curtails their happiness. In The Yellow Wallpaper,” John, a narrator’s spouse, confines his wife in a room with barred windows and hideous wallpaper that is yellow by its color at the countryside vacation house because she is ill. He deprives her freedom of communication by confining her in the room. He also puts her under the intense scrutiny.
John Proctors wife Elizabeth becomes upset when she learns the alone time Proctor and Abigail shared and is convinced they are pursuing an affair. This shows the lack of connection in their relationship, which makes Elizabeth feel lonely and upset. The lack of acceptance shown by Proctor takes a toll on Elizabeth, as she believes Abigail will accuse her of witchcraft. Another text that relates to belonging includes the film Little Miss Sunshine. The lack of communication and acceptance is a key concept throughout the movie.