Mary, and other women of this time, felt a lot of pressure because of their cultural surroundings and traditions. Women are told to stay I 'm the house and to take care of the house and the children. For Mary her children are grown up and they have maids and servants. She 's left home alone with nothing to do and nobody to talk to. “It makes is so much harder, living in this atmosphere of constant suspicion, knowing everyone is spying on me, and none of you believe in me, or trust me […] If there was only some place I could go to get away for a day, or even an afternoon, some woman friend I could talk to…”(1.1.207-209).
Curley’s wife is over stereotyped in such a way that it helps define her character and foreshadow her demise. She is self obsessed and she builds herself up by dragging other people down. Curly’s wife never achieves her dream because she trapped herself in an awful marriage to escape her family and did not think about the consequences. When she was younger, Curley’s wife desperately wanted to be a famous actor. People told her that she had incredible talent and was a “natural” at acting, and she looked past the possibility that these could all just be good pick-up lines, weaving herself a web of lies (88).
And you don’t need some two-bit drunken janitor to prove it to you.” She knows she is dreaming, but she also knows her father speaks the truth” (Murphy, 240). Throughout “Rachel in Love,” Rachel struggles with her dual identity and the idea that being dual she is not real because she is unlike anybody else. She sees the representations of women in the magazines and on TV, “she studies the naked women, especially the big breasted woman with purple smudges around her eyes” (Murphy, 234) and feels she is unreal because she does not live up to those expectations. In her dream she is telling herself she is real, that as long as she is comfortable with herself outside the expectations of others she is free to be who she is. This message is empowering because it promotes self-acceptance and avoids defined divisions.
That women absolutely could not be themselves. How is being locked up and put away till "happiness" comes your way the answer and cure for depression, which is a major mental illness that is to not be played around with. Women in this era often wanted the freedom to follow their own desires and education was one of them. Women wanted to smart and educated like men, women wanted big roles in the houseold like supporting their family and making an income for their families, but yet again since women were often put on as too weak to handle a mans a job, they had no right to do so. In conclusion, women in the Realism Era (1865-1910) could not think for themselves, were controlled by men and had no right for an education.
The public breed men to be big, strong, and wealthy sometimes it makes them want it by any means. “ Hell hath no fury like that of a woman scorned”. Everyone refers to Medea as a hatred woman who left her home for a man that now despises her. When people are left alone in a marriage with kids, it 's normal for the women to pick up the pieces and move on with their kids. Some women like Medea, just can’t move on with their life.The nurse and tutor continued to run with the children whenever they hear the mother or father coming.
In “The Yellow Wallpaper” the couple’s marriage is unsteady due to a mental illness of postpartum depression. Throughout the plot, the reader begins to realize there are two sides to the story. First there is the voice of the narrator who expresses her feelings freely; even though eventually she seems to be crumbling. Then there is the voice of her husband John, who seems convinced that the best medical treatment for his wife is the “rest cure”. Analyzing John and the narrator’s perspectives throughout the plot brings insight into the cause of the mental problem.
These women showed their deep hatred of Linda and her lifestyle when they violently attacked her, which was described as “One of the women… holding her wrists. Another ... lying across her legs, so she couldn 't kick. The third... hitting her with a whip." (Huxley 125) . This experience demonstrates the harm that can come from conditioning, which made ideals and practices so ingrained that Linda could not adapt to fit into this new
In “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, it is demonstrated that the oppression on women is a very real and hazardous thing. She depicts this through an experience of a crazy married woman who is trapped by her husband and contained in the mental prison that is her home. Using the aspects of gender criticism, “The Yellow Wallpaper” is in conjunction with these societal way to oppress women through the male dialogue and perspective. Through the inspection of the male dialogue in this piece, Gilman makes an allegation about males and their tendencies in this time period. The are achar reprised and characterize themselves as being superior, dominant, and overruling to females.
In contrast, her rebellion in both writing and fantasizing further her descent into madness. She begins to slip away from reality and into her dreamlike world. The woman seen in the wallpaper mirrors the narrator 's plight for freedom. While she is free from the restraints of marriage and motherhood, she has been consumed by madness. John dominates the relationship, both as doctor and husband.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper is a story about a woman’s struggle to be heard in a society working against her. The narrator has been diagnosed with “nervous depression” (648), and her physician husband decides to take her to a mansion to help her recover; her recovery also involves not participating in any activity that might stimulate her mind, like writing. The narrator describes the house as having “hedges and walls and gates that lock” (648), and the room she has to stay in has bars on the windows, almost like a prison. The narrator also points out the hideous wallpaper, and makes many references to it throughout the story. This wallpaper symbolizes much more than horrid design; it is a symbol of the narrator’s, and other
Despite John being considerate, caring and feeling sorry for his wife’s illness, he dominates over her both physically and psychologically (AndrewM). He incarcerates her due to his pervasive torment. For instance, the narrator is coerced to stay in the nursery regardless of her will. The prison’s windows are barred while the wallpaper torturing her, but she cannot voice her choking experience and whenever, she tries the husband reproaches her (AndrewM). Despite her preference for the house downstairs, her husband demands her to stay in the nursery, and all her views are shuttered.
She is always looking for constant relief that she is unable to find. She eventually unknowingly obsesses over the wallpaper, which is her way of trying to escape her husband. According to Barbra Welter, who published an article for American Quarterly, women of the times did not have the luxury of thinking for themselves, for “when she bestows her greatest treasure upon her husband, from that time on [she] is completely dependent upon him, an empty vessel, without legal or emotional existence of her own”