"The Yellow Wallpaper" was influenced by Gilman 's rhetorical situation. In the beginning of the short story the audience is told about her depression. The readers are not aware at the severity of her depression until the end when it drivers her insane. The narrator in the story mentions how the husband never listens to her and tells her to get over it. This may be because she did not grow up with a father in her life so she does not think they care much.
In “The Yellow Wallpaper” the narrator obviously is suffering from an illness known as nervous depression. The constant blockage from society was detrimental to her health and supplied her with physiological problems as well. For her to go from completely fine to saying the color of the wallpaper “...slaps you in the face, knocks you down, and tramples upon you” can only be blamed on mental problems. The quest for both ladies to gain their freedom was given up on as both husbands in the story weren’t going to allow this. Mental ailments proved to be remotely different from the physical problems the women were
The woman gives up trying to convince her husband that she is sick giving in to his authority and sense of superiority entwining her further into the social norms and gender roles dictated by society. In fact, there are instances throughout The Yellow Wallpaper where the woman gives up her rights and wants to the authority of her husband because both think that, since he is a man, he is right “I don’t like our room a bit. I wanted one downstairs that opened onto the piazza and had roses all over the window, and such pretty old-fashioned chintz hangings! But John would not hear of it” (Gilman 549). The woman in The Yellow Wallpaper gave up trying to convince her husband that she did not want to stay in the room with the yellow wallpaper further giving into the social ideology of the
While there, he asks her with complete seriousness: “Do you think there’s something in me that drives women crazy?” (Plath, 1971, p. 237). Despite reassuring Buddy that her illness and Joan’s suicide had nothing to do with him, he was definitely affected by her situation. Arguably, so was Joan, as Joan at least pretended that she exhibited symptoms at first so that she could be put in the same private mental health clinic as Esther. Esther’s depression also brought shame and insecurity to her
Wednesday, October 22 Reading Response 2 “Living Will” by Danielle Ofri is about an author who is a doctor who came across a patient that is suicidal. “They All Just Went Away” by Joyce Carol Oates is about a young lonely girl who finds herself attracted in entering abandoned house and is entranced by other peoples lives and what they left by. Although these stories are very different, I believe both the authors share a similar idea, but different outlooks, of how the main characters in each essay struggle to do the right thing. “Living Will” gives us a better perspective of what doctors today have to face with their jobs. The author, Danielle Ofri, came across a severely ill patient, Wilburn Reston, which really makes her think.
In Trifles, Mrs. Wright suffered from mental abuse by her husband and felt encaged from living her own life. A man has been murdered by his wife, but the men of the town who are investigators of the crime are unable to solve the mystery Mrs. Wright left behind, until they establish the women's lingo as clues to solve the mystery. In Trifles, Mrs. Wright suffered from mental abuse by her husband and felt encaged from living her own life. The stories symbolism
Also Blanche realizes her sister’s attachment and affection towards her husband who has a rough and harsh character throughout the story. Stella’s lack of interest and weak sisterly relation and Stanley’s continuous abusive character is what causes Blanche to end up in a mental health institution. Having these reasons about each character’s behavior towards Blanche results in a question that says, who is more to blame for this tragic finale? In fact, Stanley Kowalski is the one to charge for his degraded course of actions towards his wife and Blanche in addition to many other factors that happened throughout “A Streetcar Named Desire”. At first, taking into consideration Blanche DuBois’s tense and nervous attitude at the beginning of the play, some might find it a good return to a tragic finale.
“The Yellow Wall-Paper” which was published in the late nineteenth century shows that the women of that time did not have much cultural value. In the story the husband acts more like a father to his wife than a husband. Throughout the story he calls her ‘little girl’ and like a father has rules that must be obeyed. He has locked her up in a nursery room that she hates in a large castle and ordered her not to move from the bed, because she is on a ‘rest cure’ that is supposedly going to help her get over her post-partum depression. Because she is stuck in a room that she despises, she becomes very lonely and even more depressed which causes her to start staring at the wallpaper and slowly become crazy from the isolation.
In The Memory Book by Lara Avery, Samantha has always been socially awkward, however, after learning about a new disease, she becomes insecure and unconfident. Samantha gets diagnosed with Niemann-Pick Type C, causing her to experience memory loss, incoordination, and other symptoms. She starts writing in a journal in order to remember important events and memories. Her closest friend and debate partner, Maddie, starts to drift away after learning about her disease. Samantha is in a similar situation with her boyfriend, Stuart, when they start having problems after she informs him of her disease.
As a part of her treatment John & her brother (who is also a physician) advise her not to use her imagination in any way & rest, so her secret journal entries are the only kind of mental stimulus she has. As the story unfolds the narrator 's mind begins to run wild. She becomes fixated on the yellow wallpaper that is in the old nursery room where she & John sleep. It reaches a point where she imagines a woman is trapped behind this stained horrid wallpaper. Although the exact symbolic