Our narrator starts out being credible, and she tells us how she does not like the wallpaper at all. But as the story progresses, we can see how our narrator changes. An example of this is tells us how the pattern becomes clearer every day, “it is like a woman stooping down and creeping about behind that pattern. I don’t like it a bit.”(p.8). At this point she starts seeing various things in the wallpaper, but she still dislikes it, however later on we can see how her madness progresses and becomes a serious issue.
The wallpaper is at first a great annoyance to Jane as she claims that it is confusing and contradicting. Jane was a writer and was not permitted to express herself through the means of writing. She is not only affected by the physical restraints of being inside the room alone, but the yellow wallpaper is dreadful and fosters only negative creativity. Jane's negative thoughts are first displayed through "It is dull enough to confuse the eye in following, pronounced enough to constantly irritate and provoke study, and when you follow the lame uncertain curves for a little distance they suddenly commit suicide plunge off at outrageous angles, destroy themselves in unheard of contradictions." This is displaying the beginning of her negative thoughts which is the contribution to her spiralling into insanity since her disease confuses her mind and contradicts her logic, the paper parallels her mental state at this point.
English II Zoila Flores Response Paper II In “The Yellow Wallpaper” the narrator may seem to have lost her mind with the actions she takes in the story. As the story goes on, is the narrator really gone mad? John has cut her off from the real world and controls everything that she is able to do. If anyone else was in this situation, they may have acted and done the same as she did. I believe that the narrator had no choice to do with what she was told and over time she began to she began to change, but still aware of what is going on.
An unreliable narrator is one whose narration is not credible and their audience may not always believe what the narrator is telling them. The point of view Charlotte Gilman’s first person narrative, The Yellow Wallpaper, allows the audience to see the struggle of sanity versus insanity within the narrator. Gilman leaves the reader questioning the narrator’s reliability, due to the narrators declining mental stability. The narrator’s skewed perception of her mental health unfortunately means the serene environment will not provide the rest needed to recover from her depression. Such isolated atmosphere and forced solitary confinement eventually envelops the narrator in her insanity.
However Helga declines this request because she acknowledges the closeness between the story that Eva is to be played in her life and the story of the Ratcatcher. Eva does not understand or is incapable to realize the situation she is in and how this will all change her life. When Helga says “we are forgotten. We are lost. We are destroyed’ cried out all the uncounted blessings” this could be
This is the part of the story that I disliked. I noticed that women in "Candide" were often terrorized and sexually abused. This made it difficult for me to get to know the female characters especially when compared to the male characters. Between Cunegonde, the old woman, and Paquette, it made it quite obvious for me to sense the dislike of women within the text. This made me question the reasoning behind why Voltaire might have chosen to depict women in this manner.
It could alternatively have been because she made him feel out of control – he was never quite sure if she was faithful or what she did behind his back – and he didn’t like this lack of power, and was jealous of other men she spoke to or smiled at. He doesn’t talk about the fact that he has commanded her death outright in the quote – ‘all smiles stopped together’ is euphemistic and could suggest that he is brushing over the fact that she is dead. This could be because he feels remorse,
II. In “The Yellow Wallpaper” the author uses irony to show how ironic it is that she is so ill and is not getting the proper treatment even though john, her husband is a doctor (Charlotte Perkins Gilman) Pg 10. a. I sometimes fancy that in my condition if I had less opposition and more society and stimulus but John says the very worse thing I can so is to think about my condition, and I confess it always makes me feel bad. i. This quote from the book shows that John knows she is ill but all he says is to not think about it. ii.
One final example of a person who deals with this problem would be most importantly Boo Radley who with his almost non-existence in the Maywood community, could very well the prime example of loneliness in the book and maybe even in life. Mrs. Dubose at first presented herself in a way that portrayed the attitude of anger and hate. However, as the plot progresses the children find out the she really does care about how she presents herself and they see some of the struggles she faces. Sadly, though, this fact does not become apparent to the children until Mrs. Dubose dies. In the story Jem acts out against Mrs. Dubose’ hatful and racist remarks about his family, and his father in particular.
The term ‘tart’ has connotations of someone who is unfaithful, and this would cause the reader to distrust Curley’s wife as a character. Steinbeck gives the reader the impression that she is portrayed as a villain as the workers did not have nice things to say about her. We are encouraged to dislike her without actually her being present or doing anything in the story. Steinbeck also uses light and darkness to portray attitudes towards Curley’s wife. An example of this is when Curley’s wife first appears in the bunkhouse; both Lennie and George notice that the rectangle of sunshine is cut off.