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.
But, as a result, the character started to hallucinate and see a woman, imprisoned in the pattern of the yellow wallpaper in her bedroom. At the end of the story her personality totally degraded; the woman stopped to understand who she is and did not recognize her closest people: “Now why should that man have fainted?... I had to creep over him every time” (Gilman 656).
Traditionally, women were described in a sense that is dominated by men in literary works. However, Charlotte Perkins Gilman connected the social phenomenon in that time with her personal experience to create a fictional narrative about feminist “The Yellow Wall-paper” which is about an unnamed woman who has postpartum depression and is sent to a house by her husband in order to cue her mental illness, and finally gets mad because of her self-centred and dominating husband. The narrator, a nameless woman in order to symbolize any wife, mother, or woman, is oppressed and clearly represents the significant influence from the oppression of women. Gilman uses symbolism to portray the narrator’s self-expression and the oppression she suffers in the society in the nineteenth century. In most cases, house is a symbol of security ordinarily, a cozy place where women are in a position to express their ideas and thoughts.
He forbids her to write but she does it secretly, in a kind of diary, a private and hidden place where she expresses her ideas, fears, and thoughts. The room that John chooses for his wife is a reflection of this hidden desire. She wants the bedroom on the first floor, but she agreed to be in a room with yellow wallpaper. In this sense, the yellow wallpaper could be interpreted as a projection of the narrator, who from the first pages reveals her desire and need to write, but also makes us accomplices of her activity as a writer in hiding. In addition, she does not only reveal her health condition but also her repression as a writer, a profession that, even in the nineteenth century, was viewed with distrust.
The setting is very restraining for her. The windows are barred, the bed is nailed to the floor, and there are what looks like remains of shackles from the wall. These descriptions of the setting can be taken as the superiority men have over women. Alike “The Yellow Wallpaper,” Sylvia Path’s “The Bell Jar” highlights the oppression of women. Sylvia Plath and Charlotte Gilman utilize their own personal experiences in order to write “The Yellow Wallpaper” and “A Bell Jar.” In “A Bell Jar” Esther Greenwood goes to college to become a famous writer instead of finding a husband like every other woman in the nineteen fifties.
The purpose of a ghost story is to leave the reader feeling frightened and unaware of what the truth of reality is. Nguyen's Black-Eyed Women flips all our perceptions of what a ghost is and why they visit the living. The ghost stories told in this story affect the narrator by forcing her to confront the discomfort of her reality. The narrator realizes she has been ignoring discomfort about her brother dying for her, and s the guilt and that she lived. She loses her identify, and sense of security, however her brother's ghost arrives to mend this disconnect.
Amaka is under the incorrect impression when she thinks Kambini has a fancy schedule at home while Kambini does not have the ability to defend herself, without knowing about Kambini’s problem of speaking her mind, because of the silence she has to pull off at home. Her aunt Ifeoma knows her circumstances and knows about Kambini’s disability of defending herself and her aunt replied Amaka so that she could be the voice for Kambili. In this novel there is many people struggling to speak their mind not for the reason of their disability, but out of fear. There is several characters gripped with silence in the novel. Kambini is the one character that suffers the most when she has to speak for herself.
The treatment he suggested was rest therapy which made the matter even worse. The women listen to her husband shifts to a new house even though she did not believe in the treatment her husband has suggested for her. This paper would bring forth a concerning topic regarding gender suppression that was common during Gilman’s time. Gilman talks about the gender discrimination and dominance of male due to the norms created by the society. The narrator’s husband imposed his own thinking on his wife without even considering to take his wife wishes and opinion into account.
During the nineteenth century, there were many stereotypes of what was expected from women. In the short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” Gilman composes the story of a woman who suffers from postpartum depression and finds and infatuation with a wall covered with yellow wallpaper. Seeing that Gilman herself has experienced this form of mental illness, we can analyze the context of the text and see the reflection of her own life through “The Yellow Wallpaper.” “The Yellow Wallpaper” begins with two characters, John and his wife, whose name is never revealed. The woman has recently had a baby and is showing signs of postpartum depression. John, her husband, who is a physician, tells their friends and family that she only has temporary nervous depression.
Cecilia neglects the fact that she suffers from this, but throughout the book, it’s very obvious that she suffers from some minor effects of OCD. “Normally I can’t leave the house unless everything is perfect. I know I’m ridiculous.” Page 203. This quote is significant because it shows how much she suffers from OCD and the fact that she laughs it off by saying she’s ridiculous, seems as if she’s denying the fact that she suffers from any disorder. Her OCD also relates to how she lives her life because reading the book, some parts showed that she tried to maintain the ‘perfect’ personality such as in areas like her daughter’s school by being a leader for the parent teacher meetings and organizing everything by