Rosaura never wished to be married, and never wanted to be like this. She had to live with someone she didn’t love and had kids with him. She had the resentful eyes from her little sister who she loved dearly. Tita doesn’t realize that Rosaura has doe everything she could to make her happy, but Tita won’t accept what she is trying to do. While dealing with the frustration with her sister, she experience horrendous illnesses that causes her to isolate herself.
Edna says she wants to do her own thing without being fettered by her children or the society that is saying that you can’t get divorced. Edna also states that her children are bringing her down and damning her soul; Edna thought about her being free and realized that it is just another fantasy and the one person who actually gave her pleasure was Robert and he had left her for the sake of herself. Edna had been getting frustrated with the idea of her not being satisfied and her not receiving the love that she wanted and the realization of her not getting love or independence she didn’t give love back. She did love her kids but she never really wanted to be in this grouping of a mom or a housewife essentially. Her overall point is that she wants to be free and actually get satisfaction from activities other than painting, she felt constricted with Leonce.
In the book, The Murmurings, Sophie 's older sister Nell commits suicide because she heard voices that no one else could hear. But Sophie does not believe that her sister could do that to herself. So, she comes to the conclusion that Nell 's doctor is keeping secrets about her sister 's mental health, and wants to get to the bottom of it. Along the way gaining a new friend/love interest who has dealt with a situation similar to Sophie 's. After her sister 's death, Sophie 's mother gets hit hard by depression and begins drinking.
In the play, Stella chooses not to believe in her sister Blanche and lets her leave with the doctor. However she starts to feel sorrow and calls out for her sister but Blanche doesn’t come back. Stella had chose to stays with her abusive husband, Stanley. This scene highlights the point of helpless women who needs to depend on men. One of the many themes of the play was how dependent women are on men.
One theme from the yellow wallpaper is a feminism , telling a story about a woman’s struggles against males thinking ; on how they see women. Ever since she moved to the apartment on the top floor with the yellow wallpaper she has decicated to find a pattern on it. She was trapped in a mental state and was seeking mental freedom. Her husband john isn’t very nice to her he treats as a pet ,”John laughs at me, of course , but one expects that in marriage”. She was given the “rest cure” which only makes her makes her more ill because she can 't express herself.
She stayed in her room as her husband told her because she believed her husband only wanted what was “best” for her. The wife started to imagine seeing a lady in the wallpaper who wanted to break the bars so they could be free. In an effort to set the lady free from the wallpaper, the wife ripped the wallpaper off the wall. Unfortunately, ripping the wallpaper down did not free the lady from the wallpaper. The wife digressed to the state of being mentally insane.
Once again, the narrator was told that she couldn’t do something because John said so. During this time, the narrator’s condition has gotten worse because she is seeing things in the wallpaper. “And it is like a woman stooping down and creeping about behind that pattern.” (315). The narrator noticed this change in the wallpaper as her condition worsen. However, she decides to keep this a secret from John and his sister, Jennie because she is too wise.
In “The Yellow Wallpaper” the couple’s marriage is unsteady due to a mental illness of postpartum depression. Throughout the plot, the reader begins to realize there are two sides to the story. First there is the voice of the narrator who expresses her feelings freely; even though eventually she seems to be crumbling. Then there is the voice of her husband John, who seems convinced that the best medical treatment for his wife is the “rest cure”. Analyzing John and the narrator’s perspectives throughout the plot brings insight into the cause of the mental problem.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper is a story about a woman’s struggle to be heard in a society working against her. The narrator has been diagnosed with “nervous depression” (648), and her physician husband decides to take her to a mansion to help her recover; her recovery also involves not participating in any activity that might stimulate her mind, like writing. The narrator describes the house as having “hedges and walls and gates that lock” (648), and the room she has to stay in has bars on the windows, almost like a prison. The narrator also points out the hideous wallpaper, and makes many references to it throughout the story. This wallpaper symbolizes much more than horrid design; it is a symbol of the narrator’s, and other
Constance Burke Mackenzie Calhoun English 1102 13 September 2016 The Imprisonment of The Yellow Wallpaper The Yellow Wallpaper is a short story written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman about a woman, which is also the narrator, who suffers from depression. Her husband, John, which is also her physician, misdiagnoses her with hysteria and prescribes her to “the rest cure.” Rather the narrator knows that she is being misdiagnosed or not, she doesn’t speaks up for herself. This is made clear when the narrator says, “If a physician of high standing, and one’s own husband, assures friends and relatives that there is really nothing the matter with one but temporary nervous depression- - slight hysterical tendency- - what is one to do?” (Gilman 227). Her husband believes that his wife is being overly dramatic and that there is nothing wrong with her. He feels like the nursery that is inside the colonial mansion is the safest place for her to stay in.
Edna has found her new found freedom by moving out of her big house she shared with her husband into a smaller house for herself. She is still trapped by her feeling s for Robert. He comes to visit her for the last time; Edna leaves Robert at her house and told him to wait for her. When she got back, Robert wasn’t there and left her a note, “I love you. Good-by –because I love you.” (Chopin, p148) which caused Edna to commit suicide because she realized she was not happy without her kids and society wouldn’t accept her because she left her husband.
Treatment of women in the 1900s was a really cruel time in history for women, and some short stories that are based on cruelty of women are “The Yellow Wallpaper”. “The Yellow Wallpaper” is about this women that is really sick and her husband is a doctor and doesn 't believe she is sick, so until she gets better she has to stay inside and can not express her feeling to him so she writes her feelings down in a journal. To begin, In the short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” In the beginning of the story she was expressing her feelings and saying how her husband is a doctor and believes that she is not sick and won 't take her into the doctor to get treated. For example “The Yellow Wallpaper” explains “John is a physician, and perhaps - (I would not say it to a living soul, of course, but this is dead paper and a great relief
If someone you knew was mentally ill, do you think the best choice would be to keep them alone? Do you think treating them like a five year old is what they need or want? In The Yellow Wallpaper, the narrators husband John treating her as if she were a child that needed to be protected from the outside would only lead her closer to insanity. John made her stay in the house as if she were one of his patients. He completely cut her off from the outside world and wouldn 't let her see her friends simply because he thought they 'd worsen her condition.
Restricted in movement and stripped of her opinion by her husband, the narrator forms an obsession with the obscure background pattern that “skulks behind that silly and conspicuous front design” (80) on the wallpaper. As the dim shapes become more distinct, she ultimately deciphers the true figure to be a woman. This is a metaphor for the realization of her mental and physical entrapment as she proceeds into a state of insanity. The intensive need for helping the woman escape reflects the need for her own liberation. As the woman quickly flees upon her release, the narrator refuses to follow as she is so unaccustomed to the “green instead of yellow” (89).
She shows that she knows that hey forbid her from writing, but it is the only way that she knows she will get better. Even though she will well aware that her husband, sister and doctor find it a un- likely cure and are against it. We are also to that the narrator tries to cope with her problems as well. Unlike John, who simply ignores his obstacles, the narrator descends into a sense of imagination to help mentally heal herself. The narrator becomes almost compulsively obsessed with the idea of freeing the women behind the bars of the yellow wallpaper.