What Is The Difference Between A Rose For Emily And The Yellow Wallpaper

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The two short stories show how two women have felt trapped due to their situations. In The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the woman is portrayed to have an illness and trapped in a room by her husband in order to get better. In A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner, Emily's father has overprotected her denying her a normal life. When he dies she is left with no one guiding her and she decides to trap herself in her house. In the two short stories, both women feel repressed in their role unwillingly to escape their room leaving them to have a distorted reality created by their mind. Under societal conditions, both women embody a struggle for freedom while spiraling into id tendencies and primal thought. In the Yellow Wallpaper, the woman has very little control over her life due to her nervous condition. She has become trapped by her husband because of not only societal obligations but the treatment back in the day. The treatment consisted of no interactions with anything or anyone but rest and silence. She takes phosphates and exercises in order to keep her sane and away from temporarily nervous depression. She complains about suffering and John not seeing her suffer but pleased that there is no reason to be suffering. She begins to lose grip of reality when she hallucinates while looking at the yellow…show more content…
One of her major issues she is faced with is the death of her loved ones. She has trouble coping with the world when her father dies. Her father had been a controlling figure in her life which leads Emily into denial. While in denial she refuses to give up her father's corpse unwillingly to let go and accept change. Throughout the story Emily is depicted as a woman struggling with loneliness. She fears being abandoned and lonely which brought upon her denial in the first place. Emily tried her best to prevent change when it
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