Women's Voices Essay

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It seems over time, not much has changed as far as it still being a man’s world. Women till this day still do not get the notice and/or not equal to man in so many ways. It seems as though the times go by but still set in the old ways. Women clean, have children, do the laundry and all other house chores and man works and bring home the bacon (money). After reading all the stories, woman wins in all except for maybe “Roman Fever”, where the two women are after the same man. In the story "Desiree's Baby" by Chopin, Desiree and Armand were so in love and later had a child that Armand adored dearly. Later on the baby began to get darker in skin color and Armand questioned why this was happening. He soon threw Desiree and the baby out because of the baby’s skin color, telling her that she and the baby are not white. "But above all" she wrote, "night and day, I thank the good God for having so arranged our lives so that our dear Armand will never know that his mother, who adores him, belongs to the race that is cursed with the brand of slavery" (pg. 1523). In this story woman wins because after it is all said and done, the baby’s skin color is changing because of Armand and his mother and family. It is because of Armand that the baby is not pure white. In the story “The Yellow Wallpaper" by Gilman, John’s wife is stuck in a room covered in yellow wall paper. I believe she is suffering from depression or something psychological. John does not let her roam around the house too much and tries to keep her in this room for the majority of the time they are this house. He tries to make her understand that she needs her rest and needs to take her medicines. She soon begins to become different and kind of crazy from the crazy wall paper. "I've got out at last" said I "in spite of you and Jane, and I’ve pulled off most of the paper so you can't put me back in."(pg.1609). In

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