Compare And Contrast The Yellow Wallpaper And Five-Twenty

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The short stories “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and “Five-Twenty” by Patrick White address the importance of escaping unhealthy relationships in order to be recognized as self-sufficient and (…). The plot lines of both follow a common theme (of what), in which the characters must escape oppressive relationships with their husbands.
In “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman the female protagonist begins to lose her mind because John traps her in a secluded mansion in the countryside to help her, using the old-fashioned method called the “rest cure” (from a mental disorder that he has diagnosed himself). Not only is she living far from any city life but, she is also isolated from her own friends and family; John her husband, never lets her see
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But, in a different way than the female lead in “The Yellow Wallpaper” does. Ella feels like she has never reached her full potential or ever truly been loved. Ella is an older woman and is married to an illness-ridden man named Royal. At this point in his life he constantly needs assistance with almost everything he does. Ella is the one who always helps him, in fact now it is almost seen as her job. While Royal once was the love of Ella’s life, he never truly loved her the way she wanted to be loved. During the last year Royal is alive she notices a pink Holden that drives in front of their house everyday at five-twenty. Royal dismisses it but its timely fashion and the driver within the car fascinates Ella. ((((The Holden’s punctuality represents Ella’s monotonous life.)))) As Royal’s condition worsens Ella has a vivid dream that she doesn’t want to share with him. Not only because it was about the man in the pink Holden but also, because she felt trapped in her relationship with Royal and didn’t know how he would react. She needed to escape the
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