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. The story is related to Gilman herself. She did have a miscarriage and went into depression. She was prescribed a same cure as the wife in the story.
Though Jane seemed mostly healthy, her illness takes hold and she ends up believing she had emerged from the wallpaper. John knows Jane has an illness worse than depression and takes every precaution so that when she snaps, his name does not go down with her sanity. Jane struggles severely with her illness and does not really trust her husband when he diagnosed her with a nervous depression. It feels as if John is too persistent of the fact. It feels like John is covering a more ravenous illness that will change her more than depression ever could.
John has a childish tone when he is talking to his wife. When she tries to state her condition, her husband says, “My little darling!” He also proceeds to say “…for my sake… as well as your own, that you will never for one instant let that idea enter your mind!” (Gilman 252). In a way, John is telling the speaker what to think. He tells her that the is getting “Better in body…” and then John suggests that they go to bed and discuss her state in the morning. Back in this day, a woman was not allowed to speak for herself in certain situations and her husband knew better, even though he didn’t know what his wife was feeling exactly.
Because John is the dominating man the wife just wants to please her husband so she remains submissive. The wife is seen as less than her husband and it is seen through the way he addresses his wife, he addresses her as his daughter by calling “darling” or “little girl” (Gilman 118-119). One can interpret that John treats her as a child because she seems to be unfit to take care of her child and because she claims she’s sick. In addition, the wife is considered and seen as an object; for example, she doesn’t even have a name she is referred as “the wife” (Gilman 110-126). When the text is taken into perspective, this is a very feminist piece because of the struggle that the wife goes through to find out who she is.
Janes husband, John, seems to have unknowingly assisted her to become a target to such a fate. Imprisonment to a single room in the mansion, being secluded from nearly all social interactions, and targeted by her own thoughts is what ultimately pushed Jane over the edge and made her fall victim to insanity. Charlotte Perkins Stetson wrote “The Yellow Wallpaper” to show first-hand the damaging effects that the rest cure could have on woman. She wanted to share her experiences and to inform people of how negative this treatment was and what it could and was doing to people who were seeking help for an already underlying mental illness. Charlotte eventually became well known for her boisterous feminist attitude, sociological views on women’s rights and equality, and most notably, her
According to Atticus, Mrs. Dubose had taken morphine and became an addict. She was trying to get off the morphine until she had died. Oftentimes her assistant Jessie would tell the kids that she was in need of her medicine for her condition. Atticus believed that because of her condition, he felt it was best that Jem read to her and distract her from the pain of morphine and addiction and ease her way into death. 12.
Mrs. Mallard is such an interesting character to discuss due to the fact that she is such a controversial character. Some would say that she is a sick individual for imagining her life being so much more care free without her husband. Others would defend the fact that that being a wife in the 1800’s was never an easy task. Woman were meant to be seen, not heard. They were supposed to tend to all of their husbands requests and demands.
In response, she takes another person to stay with her, Homer Barron. As previously stated, he is the unrequited love of her life, and this fact hurts her even more. “We were not surprised when Homer Barron… was gone” (135) proves that she couldn’t take the change’s toll on her life. If she was mentally stable, she would’ve taught herself how to deal with situations like this in a more healthy manner. Instead, she goes to these antisocial behavioral patterns.
Beside my stand, others believes Physicians and other medical care people should not involve themselves indirectly causing death; however, if they will not be willing to provide a way to relieve extreme pain when a person 's quality of life is low, then what is the meaning of freedom of choice for citizen is when they cannot choose the right for themselves. Even though, the author had “dreamed of disconnecting” her patient’s respirator, yet every day she forced to “make her death impossible and her life unbearable” (Page 458). As the Physician she “ feel differently toward her than the father toward his son”, and that is why the author did not takes off the respirator; knowing, it would be an easy way for killing the women, since never have the same emotional connection as the father (page 458). Finally, the author never had the admiration feeling for women to be able to convict a murder just as the father has done for his infant. Risking one’s life for someone else is not supporting euthanasia, yet giving peace to those painful souls one’s should not have the guilt to live
In the play “Trifles” Susan Glaspell tells a story of the death of Mr. Wright, along with Mrs. Wright’s emotional withdrawal from normalcy. It also tells a tale of the women around her, and the sadness they felt for Mrs. Wright, and the sadness they felt for not being more caring to her. Memories missed with Mrs. Wright gnawed at Mrs. Hale, because she felt she could have been a better