Glynnis is no longer seen in the image of a victimized house wife; she is now the antagonist, “Glynnis is angry” ( American Appetites 51). All the anger and hatred that Glynnis directed at Ian came from Glynnis’s self hatred. Glynnis had an affair with Ian’s best friend. Even though Glynnis knows she was in the wrong, she refuses to accept it. She must take her blame and put it upon the shoulders of her husband.
That she is suffering from these feelings of postpartum depression after having her daughter. It seems to be the latter, as the narrator remarks on her unhappiness and ties it to her husband’s treatment of her. 2. Gilman has stated,” how he laughs at her, of course, but no one expects that.”(Gilman 473). This enhances her depression which forced him to make her leave to the colonial mansion with Dr. S. Weir Mitchell.
Zeena’s jealousy is displayed early on in the story when Ethan starts showing more interest in Mattie than his own wife. Zeena’s negativity ultimately leads to Ethan shutting her out altogether and not speaking. Zeena’s hypochondria and few legitimate illnesses serve as an excuse for her to find remedies for her many unresolved sicknesses. Despite her distasteful qualities, Zeena responds to the tragedy at the end of the novel with resigned tenacity as she takes the responsibility for the care of Ethan and Mattie. Zeena continues to find fault and complain; however she comes out of her hypochondriac self-pity by the need to care for her loved ones.
By Beth trying to get over the tragedy, it brings conflict into her and Calvin’s marriage. Beth is the type of person to care what the neighbors think, she cares more about the rank of her family than how the family actually is progressing with the loss of Buck. She is in denial about her feelings; mainly her hatred and anger toward Conrad. Her need for so much power, control, and structure leads to a huge deal of tension within the family. She becomes more uneasy and controlling as she feels more indifferent and angry.
Unfortunately, other may say different that silence has nothing to do with the husband torturing himself just to be able to please his wife and put up with her disrespectful behavior. For example, “she says another thing about him, and then another, and right after the third one I locked myself in the bathroom, because I couldn’t rage about this anymore” (154). It shows that in his mind fear, pride and the thought of feeling rejection from his wife cause him to live in torment. From the point of view of the author, Butler, he called the story a “Jealous Husband Returns in Form of Parrot”. Jealousy is always feeling suspicion, or fear of being displaced by a rival.
Furthermore, Daisy’s insecurity, like Tom’s, frequently requires the ego reinforcement obtained by impressing others, attempts at which the readers see in her numerous affectations in, for example, her interactions with her cousin Nick. Tom and Daisy’s fear of intimacy is apparent in their relationships with their daughter Pammy as well, as neither spends time with her. Their daughter is being raised by her nurse and
In the beginning he act as if the girl is nervous and scared to talk to the man who has just showed up at the house. The man was there in search of solving a nerve cure. You would think this little girl would be a little nicer to this man since she doesn 't know him but no she takes full on advantage of it. You can tell the fifteen year old girl is getting the idea to deceive this man when she says, “Then you know practically nothing about my aunt?". At this moment you know the story is about to change directions really fast.
By allowing Alymer to go through with the experiment even after she knows about all his failures makes her the stronger of the two. She wants him to succeed out of the love and trust she has for him and he fails her. Through it all Georgiana put her trust in her husband. Even as she was dying she could not bear to have Alymer look at her at the birthmark that he hated. Alymer allowed his love for science to be greater than his love for his young wife.
I believe that Bertande was given a great chance, planned or not, after she married Martin. I wonder what would have happened if the woman in “The Yellow Wallpaper” were given the same situation as Bertrande. The woman’s husband was very controlling and over bearing. However, he was a doctor, a man of power and rank, he was this woman’s best option. He locked her away and kept her drugged because she was suffering from post-partum depression.
The connation of horror can be expressed in many different ways. One may not be able to decipher what qualifies as horror and what does not. In the story, “The Yellow Wallpaper,” Charlotte Perkins Gilman seeks to show the reader the submissive role women were expected to play in marriages in the twentieth century. The reader is immediately aware of the condescending manner in which the physician husband addresses his wife. The husband professes love and concern for his wife, but denies her a sense of reality and inflicts his will in ways that he cannot realize is detrimental to her condition.