Comparing Metamorphosis And The Yellow Wallpaper

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The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka and The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman have similar types of characters, similar types of settings, and differing types of themes. In both of the stories, the protagonist feels trapped, secluded, and powerless. In The Metamorphosis, Gregor is resented by his family, and is not allowed to leave his room. In the beginning, only his sister, Grete Samsa, even dares to go near him. Near the end, however, Grete does not approach him. Only the charwoman goes near him. In The Yellow Wallpaper, the narrator feels trapped by her husband and physician, John, because he is controlling and believes he knows what is best for her. The woman that the narrator sees in the wallpaper is eventually revealed to be

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