Charlotte Gilman And Edgar Allan Poe

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Madness and what it causes, an analysis on the basis of the chosen short stories written by Charlotte Gilman and Edgar Allan Poe.

Madness has many faces, usually such a state of mind is far from desirable. Person with an unstable mind can cause a havoc in a pragmatic and organized world of ordinary citizens. People build society of certain cultural norms for breaching which an individual faces various consequences. Very few bother to determine if a person while breaking some set of rules is capable of answering for his or her actions or not, today 's average individual suffering from a mob mentality is more keen on finding a scapegoat rather than a just solution. This discourse will analyze the subject of madness on the basis of "The Yellow Wallpaper" written by Charlotte Gilman and "Ligeia" by Edgar Allan Poe.
Charlotte Gilman 's short story "The Yellow Wallpaper" focuses on the gradual mental degeneration of a young woman forced to undergo the treatment for depression while she is suffering the birth trauma.The story is written as a kind of diary of the narrator as she becomes more and more detached from surrounding her people. The reader sees only the narrator’s perspective, but her chaotic and irrational thoughts are sufficient to make it clear that her viewpoint is out of touch with the reality. The main character of the story begins experiencing vivid fantasies and delusions focused on her surroundings, all extremely violent and disturbing in nature. Though such

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