Tell Tale Heart Comparison

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Sometimes two unrelated characters from different stories have more similarities than we think. In “The Yellow Wallpaper” and “The Tell-Tale Heart” we get a glimpse inside of what is happening in the minds of the narrators. We are able to see the characters ' spiraling progression of their mental illnesses driven by their environment and how they are affected by others. Each narrator is frustrated with their situation and wants a release from it (their illness or treatment thereof). The narrators later succumb to what they seemingly can no longer control. In the beginning of "The Yellow Wallpaper", the narrator is rational enough to admit that she has a "nervous condition" (Gilman. 84). As she is "forbidden to 'work ' until" she is
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