Summary Of A Madwomen Live Under The Patriarchy

1195 Words5 Pages
“Madwomen” Live under the Patriarchy’s Places Virginia Woolf said that a woman must have a room of her own and enough money. However, in The Yellow Wallpaper and A Rose for Emily, the two female protagonists have single rooms but these rooms not completely belong to them. They still live the rooms under the control of patriarchy for a long time, which make them lose themselves and twist their mentality. They have no choice to use an anomalous or extreme way to revenge male unequal behavior and they finally become “madwomen” in other people’s eyes. “Madwomen” lacks care and equal treatment so they not only need a concrete room, but also need a spiritual single room. At the beginning, the two female protagonists in The Yellow Wallpaper and A Rose for Emily live under the patriarchy’s places for a long time. In The Yellow Wallpaper, the narrator is nameless. Her husband thinks she suffers from nervous breakdown and wants to takes “good” care of the narrator. Thus, he decides her to accept rest cure and live in an ancient colonial mansion. The narrator expresses that “I do not like their room a bit”. Without hearing the narrator’s thoughts, her husband subjectively arrange her room on her account. The narrator willingly obeys her husband and to live in the nursery at the top of the house. This room seems like a kindergarten and there are a lot of vestigial paintings on the wallpaper and the room exudes nauseous smell. The yellow wallpaper implies the sunset of the narrator’s
Open Document