He controls her to the max. He forced her to sleep in the highest, dirtiest room in the house, knowing the room looked like a prison. The depressed, trapped woman is the narrator in the story, the yellow wallpaper. In actuality she’s a writer, it’s her passion. Journaling gets her feelings out and makes it real for her, but her husband takes the journal away from her and tells her she’s not allowed to write anymore.
Women of the time were forced into settings they loathed, which is where the narrator finds herself day after day. Gilman uses the old room and its surroundings as a symbol for her helplessness and sorrow; the suffer feels run down, much life the old mansion. Ironically, all those around the narrator keep throwing her into the room and it only makes her worse; eventually making her want to jump out the barred windows. Much has changed in the treatment of depressed women, “Yellow Wall paper” serve as good documentation of past
She is a middle aged woman with heart trouble, and bad news was about to come her way of the “possible death of her husband” (Chopin, 1894, para.1). Mrs. Mallard was a lady who was possibly controlled in her life by her husband. “When hearing the news of the death, she wept at once, with sudden, wild abandonment, in Josephine’s arms” (Chopin, 1894, para.3). I can feel the attachment that she had with her husband, but wept once also shows maybe some antipathy. Mrs. Mallard made her way to her room and stared out her window to watch her new life take fold.
Marea Wiggins Personal Journal on “Story of an Hour” While reading “Story of an Hour”, it bought about so many different emotions, such as sadness, disappointment, guilt, hurt, and the feeling of being free. When Mrs. Mallard found out about her husband’s death from her sister Josephine and her husband’s friend Richard, Mrs. Mallard couldn’t accept the fact that it was actually her husband who had died. If I was in her position, I really don’t believe that I could get over something so shocking just that easy. The hurt and sorrow would be entirely too much for me to handle. The one moment when Mrs. Mallard was alone in her room really stuck out the most.
A repressed women with a desire to be free and happy. The relation between when the woman in the wallpaper and the narrator when the woman is behind bars symbolizes the narrator and how she is trapped in this tiny room with a husband who controls her every word and actions. He undermines her in almost every way. For example the narrator says on page 590 “I am afraid, but i don't care- there is something strange about that house-I can feel it, I even said so to John one moonlight evening, but he said what i felt was a drought, and shut the window.” This shows how john undermines her fears as just a simple shiver from the window being open when she is trying to explain how she doesn't like the place because shes
Rough Draft People they worked with and Their death and what that indicated their life Queen Elizabeth died when she was 70 years old, on March 24, 1603 by blood poisoning. Elizabeth had lived a long life, but her health was declining and she seemed clearly unwell and depressed. As she started feeling unhealthy she retired to one of her favorite homes, which was Richmond palace. She was a very stubborn woman that she refused to allow her doctors to examine her. When she was sick she also refused to rest in bed, but rather sit on a chair for hours.
The lack of freedom in both stories lead to a tragic ending, especially in the “Story of an Hour”. In Chopin’s “Story of an Hour” Mrs. Mallard is overjoyed on the inside because due to her years of lack of freedom, she feels as though she is finally free after she hears that her husband, Mr. Mallard died in the train accident. Although, as it turns out that in the end, he isn’t really dead. This leads to Mrs. Mallard’s apparent Heart-Attack when she sees him walk through the doors, which killed her inner joy. In “The Yellow Wallpaper,” the narrator’s husband has both physical and mental control over her.
Both of these stories portray many similarities and differences in the setting, characterization and symbolism, and most of all, how men have isolated these women from the real world driving them insane. In Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” the narrator Jane has a very extensive imagination. Her husband who doesn’t believe that she is sick drives her to insanity. Being a doctor her husband puts her in a bedroom with ripped up and dirty yellow wallpaper. After a couple weeks of being in her bedroom she begins to see that there is more to the wall than meets the eye.
In the beginning, Gilman introduces the narrator, a woman suffering from depression, and John, her husband. To help cope with her depression, she keeps a secret diary where she writes all of her thoughts. John is a physician who forbids his wife to do anything until she is well again. His method of treatment backfires and leads her into a state of utter obsession over the wallpaper in her room. The wallpaper tells much of the story and becomes a huge part in the narrator’s life.
Granny Weatherall is in her home, sick and being visited by her friends and family as she lay and await her closely approaching death. The company, though only having intentions of spending a few last moments with the dying woman, seem to be taking away from time Mrs. Weatherall would rather spend lying alone in silence. As with most that are facing death Mrs. Weatherall is caught up in the memories, good and bad, of the 80 years of her life that had ultimately led her here. She begins with recounting her first time feeling jilted, being left at the altar by her husband to be, and so subsequently builds the fearful