Metamorphosis And The Yellow Wallpaper Comparison Essay

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Essay Two “Metamorphosis,” by Franz Kafka and “The Yellow Wallpaper,” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman were two excellent short stories. The main characters in the two stories seem to have a lot of similarities. Gregor, from the story "Metamorphosis," encounters changes in his body which leads to changing his life entirely. The narrator from “The Yellow Wallpaper” encounters changes also that her family think is mostly mental. Gregor is a nurturing and family oriented person. He cares a lot about his family and the well-being of their safety. He lives with his mother, father, and his sister Grete in an apartment. Gregor is a traveling salesman who only works because his family is currently in debt. “ One morning, upon awakening from agitated dreams, Gregor Samsa found himself, in his bed, transformed into a monstrous vermin.” Gregor was shocked as well was his family. Although he felt like the same human being on the inside, his family could…show more content…
She hates staying at the house she is in because of the yellow wallpaper. There are things in that paper which nobody sees but her. “Behind that outside pattern the dim shapes get clearer every day it is always the same shape, only very numerous. And it is like a woman stooping down and creeping about behind that pattern. I don’t like it a bit. I wonder—I begin to think—I wish John would take me away from here.” The woman in the wallpaper reminds her of herself and the situation she is in. She feels like she cannot express herself and be the real her, because she is scared of what her husband my say or think. In “Metamorphosis” and “ The Yellow Wallpaper” both characters seem to face change. Gregor seems to face physical changes whereas the narrator in The Yellow Wallpaper seems to face mental changes. Both characters go through a time where they felt unloved. Although they both went through changes, they still tried to make the best of the

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