Charlotte Perkins Gilman's A Rose For Emily

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Every story that has been published is written by a curious author or an author that is a victim of his environment. Most authors write to make a point or maybe even just a simple connection. “A Rose for Emily” is written as a fictional story while telling the story of the author’s birth place. William Faulkner writes this story to examine the old South. There is an old saying that Southerners write to tell a story about something that happened in their life. Flannery O’Connor in “A Goodman is Hard to Find,” bases this story on her religious background. She makes sure every story she writes is a reflection of her and what she believes in. “The Yellow Wallpaper,” on the other hand, is written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, but it’s a reflection…show more content…
Charlotte is a feminist, she believes in equality between men and women. Her writing reflects all of her beliefs on this topic. When she writes “The Yellow Wallpaper” it is similar to an experience in her life. This story is about a woman who is going through postpartum depression and is locked in a room till she gets over this sickness. Her brother and husband don’t want her doing anything until she is better. There is a quote that constantly surfaces around throughout the story “What is one to do.” This is said by a woman who is completely powerless to the male population, so she has no choice but to stay. Flannery O’Connor connects this story to the time she went through a mental breakdown and was sent away. Her husband sent her to a man named Weir Mitchel; he was the man that tends to these types of cases. To men, this seemed to be something that wasn’t real. It is just all in a woman’s head because they weren’t really sick. At the end of the story, the woman escapes and Gilman leaves her husband and her child to go off and become a writer. This story is written to support women’s rights and the fact that men shouldn’t be able to dictate what women can and cannot do. Charlotte writes this story to inform us that man and woman should share the same responsibilities; one shouldn’t be higher than the
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