Compare And Contrast The Yellow Wallpaper And Jekyll And Hyde

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The success of “The Yellow Wallpaper” and Jekyll and Hyde is due to its psychological effects brought upon their main characters, due to their doppelganger. The Yellow Wallpaper and Jekyll and Hyde are two different short stories that were both written during the 19th century, which both have a similar style in which they convey a message relating to the norms during that era. The comparison between the main characters and their doppelgangers are raised by creating conflict between the two characters. The woman in the wallpaper from The Yellow Wallpaper and Hyde from Jekyll and Hyde have a psychological effect on the main characters particularly by creating havoc and aid, but affecting them in a different way. Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Louise Stevenson use the doppelgangers of the main character in order to create havoc…show more content…
Within The Yellow Wallpaper Jane is confined in a building at the top, which they call a nursery. Jane is confined by her husband who is a Doctor, and her caretaker. During the Victorian Era it was quite common for the husband to take care of their wife, while their wife took care of the house. However, Jane is having a dilemma where she does not believe she is ill, as her husband does not believe her and has her kept in the nursery. Eventually, she starts to hallucinate and starts to see things, perhaps by the hideous yellow wallpaper in the nursery. Indicated by her saying: “It is getting to be a great effort for me to think Sahu II straight” (652). She starts to see a woman in the patterns of the yellow wallpaper moving, as the reader you can tell that she isn 't actually seeing things in the wallpaper. As she is in the nursery she has a thought: “At night in any kind of light, in twilight, candlelight, lamplight, and worst of all by moonlight, it becomes bars! The outside pattern I mean, and the woman behind it is as plain as can be.” (653). The stress that her confinement is causing her is as
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