Vincent Wu Hurston 19 October 2017 AP Literature Critical Lens Essay Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow --A Psychoanalytical Critic of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper Charlotte Perkins Gilman, a campaigning feminist writer in the early 20th century, was primarily concerned with showcasing the societal bonds that imprisoned most women in their marital contracts. Since its publication in 1891, The Yellow Wallpaper has created a huge stir over this often neglected issue. Generally, there are two major psychological critical lenses to examine this work: one that blames the illness of the narrator on the patriarchal structure of the society; and one that looks at medical causes for the depression the narrator suffers from. However, these
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.
In Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily” the author uses setting to reflect the many developing sociopathic characteristics of Miss Emily Grierson. Her eccentric, antisocial personality leads the reader to believe she has some type of mental defect. The different settings are used in a way to show her mental decline throughout the story. Emily uses the death of her father and her sheltered lifestyle to her advantage by bully those around her into getting exactly what she wants. These attributes are shown her doorstep, in the parlor of her home, and her secret upstairs room.
Then on February 25, 1990 she collapsed and went into full cardiac arrest. She suffered brain damage due to lack of oxygen. A couple of months later after being in a coma the doctors treating her diagnosed her with a vegetative state. One year after the cardiac arrest a board-certified neurologist and an internist and personal family physician to the Schiavo family independently made the diagnosis of PVS (persistent vegetative state). Her husband Michael Schiavo in 1998 petitioned the court to have the feeding tube removed in regards to a state statute.
If it does not respond to chemotherapy almost immediately, it is fatal and the patient dies within months. The treatments leave a person very weak for a long time and cause hair loss. The physician tells M. of the diagnosis and prognosis without treatment, but tells her nothing of the side effects, lest she choose to refuse
"Unfortunately, we have no way of predicting who would have this type reaction," Zeichner said, advising that patients only take prescriptions given to them by their doctors. He said they should report any reactions following new medicines immediately to their doctors. And, if necessary, go to the emergency room. PHOTO: Yaasmeen Castanada is in intensive care after having a severe allergic reaction to a mediation that caused her body to burn from the inside out. Laura
This story makes people view of how women’s thoughts were in the 19th century. Some major parts of the story that help understand it are the setting in which everything is happening, the symbols, and the characters. The 19th century was a time in the world where women were of inequality, brutality, and inadequacy to males. The only way for a woman to be a part of any social status was depended solely on her marital status. Due to this many women were felt as being alone and inferior which forced them into depression.
Ms P talked about family life and was upset and cried; she said the children have physical health or mental health issues and she is drained caring for them, Ms P is the main caregiver. Ms P said E two years and A seven months have not been well; E has not attended nursery for 2 days she will be attending tomorrow.I said respite care in the home or if the older children went to a day centre for a few hours would help. Ms P said it was offered to her before and she said no however, she did agree it would be a good idea. Ms P talked about her husband and said he opened the front door the other day and was barking like a dog, she asked him ‘what are you doing?’ and told him to come in. Ms P said he was talking to himself for 3 hours yesterday and it sounded like 3or4 different languages.
She has lived on the seventh floor of the Martinique for two years. When introduced the first thing Laura asks of Kozol is that he read her a letter from the hospital. The letter, which is weeks old, states her eldest son has tested positive for lead poisoning, and she should bring him to the hospital for treatment immediately. Laura had left the letter in a pile of unreadable papers. Laura’s room at the Martinique is almost unlivable.
William Miller February 27, 2012 “The Yellow Wallpaper” A Critical Analysis Through a woman's perspective of assumed insanity, Charlotte Perkins Gilman comments on the role of the female in the late nineteenth century society in relation to her male counterpart in her short story "The Yellow Wallpaper." Gilman uses her own experience with mental instability to show the lack of power that women wielded in shaping the course of their psychological treatment. Further she uses vivid and horrific imagery to draw on the imagination of the reader to conceive the terrors within the mind of the psychologically wounded. The un-named woman is to spend a summer away from home with her husband in what seems to be almost a dilapidated room of a "colonial mansion" (Gilman 832). In order to cure her "temporary nervous depression- a slight hysterical tendency" (Gilman 833) she is advised to do no work and to never to even think of her condition.