The woman was obsessed with the wallpaper she begins to hallucinate that something was creeping on her. She had locked herself in the room and would not let anyone in the bedroom with her because she was trying to trap the creeper that she thought she saw. The narrator of “The Yellow Wallpaper” say,“‘Open the door, my darling!’, ‘I can’t,’ said I. ‘The key is down by the front door under a plantain leaf’” (99). The woman on the floor trying to take the wallpaper down would not let her husband in as he tried to knock the door down, but she does not realize she is doing it to herself.
Flowers to the “women in English novels” who had the luxury to sit “in front of roaring fireplaces” and drink “tea incessantly from silver trays” (93). The visual description of the “fireplace” and “tea” demonstrates to the reader the value that white women have in this society. Maya Angelou
It is a story that could actually happen. In the story, Jane expresses concerns about her mental health to her husband, John, a doctor, who through good intentions and believing that he is doing the right thing, requires that his wife stays in bed all the time, and not do any of the things she would normally or would like to do. Due to being bed ridden, Jane becomes worse until she reached the limit and goes crazy. John’s behavior and decisions at this time were considered to be completely normal. The Yellow Wallpaper is considered to fall in the genre of realism because it represents the way life was for women during the nineteenth century.
As his usual joyful blue eyes met Joni 's she saw they had turned to stone cold black and she knew right from that something was terribly terribly wrong. With three swift steps Joni was standing in Clair 's bedroom staring at the trundle bed holding every one of Clair stuffed animals, each one individually tucked in with a kiss only 10 hours ago by a small child 's lips, were now unhappily strewn across the bed sitting in the emptiness from the little girl. Looking around the room Joni threw open the closet door where Clair stored her favorite story books, thinking just maybe she was
They were in the dining room—the sitting room—the general utility room. Adjoining was her bed room, with Bibi’s couch along side her own. The door stood open, and the room with its white, monumental bed, its closed shutters, looked dim and mysterious.” There was an incident between Calixta and Alcée in the little house, it was because of a condition where Calixta was very worried about her husband and her son in outside. Then Alcée tried to comfort and calm herself, until they both drifted and under control and made affair. “He leaves and stands at the window with a look that is so disturbed on him face up.
The setting of “The Story of an Hour” is Mrs. Mallard’s home and for the most part, it is her room where she locks herself after hearing the news of her husband’s death. Louise’s locking herself in her room after finding out about her husband’s accident seems to be a symbol of confinement or the feeling of being caged. However, the setting of “Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers” directs the reader towards a dream world of Aunt Jennifer, one where the Tigers on the tapestry represent the freedom and independence women want to have. So, while the setting of one is a closed and confined space representing the protagonist’s feelings before realizing her newfound freedom, and the setting of the other is open and unrestricted representing the protagonist’s dreams, both settings convey the same message of male domination in the lives of the main
Women have no rights and were under the mercy of her family. Both women look alike but with different situation. They wanted to have the word women to spread out and being heard that women are capable of doing everything a man can do. Two stories make the reader see that they wanted someone to feel them or probably to survive from what they were living with. “The Story of an Hour “ when Mrs.Malled confirm her about the death she goes to her room quite with no one follow her sitting on a armchair in front of an open window thinking that is it true or fiction what happened in order to get out from the shock.
The contrast of light and dark show space and depth, the foreground where Marie Antoinette stands is lighter and where the background is left with a gloomy and dark texture. Besides her is a table covered in red cloth and gold lining details. On that table is the crown, Marie Antoinette stands in a very important room in the palace. Inferring to the light and dark contrast, she seems to light up the room. As she is standing next to the crown equal to how high in power she is, the pink rose emphasizes the beauty she has that even the flower cannot compare
The narrator expresses her feeling of imprisonment when she is reminiscing the night before. She explains how she had seen strange things on the wallpaper when the moonlight creeps in the window and reflects upon the wallpaper. She expresses the creepy feeling when she tells us that “the faint figure behind seemed to shake the pattern, just as if she wanted to get out” (Gilman 234). The narrator also explains at the end of the short story that the yellow paper symbolized a jail cell for her. When she tears off most of the wallpaper in the nursery, she exclaimed, “And I’ve pulled off most of the paper, so you can’t put me back” (Gilman 237).
Not only this, but John is so controlling that he removes any control that she could have in the house stating that all she needs to do is lay in bed and not to think about anything thus making her imprisoned and feel useless; the protagonist is thanking him for doing this. “He is very careful and loving” she says. The protagonist is pressured yet again by society to be thankful for her controlling husband. Finally, at the very end of the story. John finds what his wife has done with the wallpaper, symbolically freeing her from the prison she was trapped in, the gender roles seems to switch.