(pg.1 paragraph. 2). According to Chopin, Josephine is very cautious of the way she reveals the death of her husband to her sister. Like most other women in this time Josephine felt that she needed to hide the news when telling Mrs. Mallard, because Josephine believed that she would take the news poorly. When Mrs. Mallard was informed of the news she was initially saddened, but Mrs. Mallard did not respond as expected as illustrated by the author; “She did not hear the story as many women have heard the same, with a paralyzed inability to accept its significance.” (pg.1 paragraph.3).
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.
But he did, and right across my path by the wall, so that I had to creep over him every time! (10). Jane in the end breaks, and can no longer tolerate her husbands dominance, she revolts, and manages to get him to faint. Both women had differences in tolerance towards their husbands, as Georgiana was tolerant, and Jane was
As being a doctor he thinks that whatever he is doing to his wife is for her own good. It is clear that he has good intentions for his wife, but the writer is telling her readers that attitudes of the men toward women that were established in their minds by their society. Until the women’s movement the men didn’t even know that their behavior was considered cruel. John just wanted his wife to get out of the depression by locking her away, and if you look at the story at the end she did came out of her depression because she lost the touch of reality and in her mind she was trying to save another woman from the yellow wallpaper. She forgot her own depression because she went insane.
In addition to that, her inner turmoil further leads her to doubt her own reliability of keeping Pearl and she begins to consider committing suicide; she fears that if the child would rather be better off without her. “The scarlet letter had not done its office” (Hawthorne, 182). Towards the end, Hawthorne develops a tone of irony as he describes the affect the scarlet letter had on her. Instead of severely punishing and humiliating her, the scarlet letter did the opposite of its intended
Juan seems to not want to deal with the responsibility of being a father and having to work to support them and have the people talk. The wife has to battle with the decision of what to do with her life, while Yerma has to deal with the denial of Juan wanting to bare children to her. In both the short story and the poem, the men seem to not be much of a support towards their wives. The husband becomes a coward towards the end of the short story.
Taking traditional gender roles into account, women submit and sacrifice more of their lives for their husband. In a healthy marriage, or any relationship, one member cannot have full autonomy, or else risk the relationship. Independence and relationships do not mesh
She exists in a time when women are classified as objects of beauty and property, and her heart trouble suggests that she is fragile. Louise’s initial reaction to the news of her husband’s death suggests that she is deeply saddened and grief stricken when she escapes to her bedroom. However, the reader is caught off-guard with Louise’s secret reaction to the news of her husband’s death because she contradicts the gender norm of the 19th century woman. Her contradiction to the stereotype / gender norm is displayed when she slowly reveals her inward
The Yellow Wallpaper exhibits exactly how women were treated at this time. She may well have been suffering from postpartum depression, yet she was told to rest and wait to be better. She could not get excited or else she may relapse because she was so fragile. It is constantly mentioned how weak she is, and that is what society believed at that point in time. The Yellow Wallpaper was a work that showcased the malpractice of society with
However there is also dramatic irony to the understanding of the story. "When the doctors came they said she had died of heart disease- of joy that kills. "(527) She was very happy but didn 't think people would agree with her being happy, so she hid it. Everyone thinks he died of joy.
In this story “Their Eyes Were Watching God” by Zora Neale Hurston I think this story is not a feminist novel. The females/ Women doesn 't have a say so of what they do. The men don 't treat the women with respect but see them as a object to get. Joe does not treat janie right.
(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. Jaine returns back to her hometown after Tea Cake dies. Jaine at the end of the novel is looked at as a survivor and a hero. She left to find happiness, but he happiness that she found was not text book. Jaine found that love starts from within and has to be explored and sought out for.
Also, the main character expresses selfishness even though she love him she is thinking about her being free and she does not have a problem with her husband it might just be with the institution of marriage where she feels like she is incarcerated. Whereas, in “The Yellow Wallpaper” is also imprisoned but this case more literal than the other, it shows a controlling male figure that controls his wives every move and even right to go outside even when she is supposed to be on “vacation” but she was not allowed to do much and had to keep her writing a secret. “ And I am alone a good deal just now... I lie here on this great immovable bed-it is nailed down.” (81).
In the story “The Yellow Wallpaper”, the narrator is struggling with her condition of depression and anxiety. Along with her condition, the narrator is kept away from the rest of society in a room due to her husband. Her husband being a physician tries to handle her condition through a scientific method instead of a moral understanding method, because of this the narrator seems to worsen and develop tremendously until she reaches the point of complete insanity. The story “The Yellow Wallpaper” shares a similar concept to the story “The Things They Carried” in the way that each character has something that they carry with them that represents their beliefs, interests, or even represents them as a person. This concept of carrying a representation