Ten Days In A Mad-House Analysis

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Mental health problems effect countless amounts of people every day. Two texts that highlight mental health concerns are Nellie Bly’s “Ten Days in a Mad-House” and Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper”. These two texts pertain to mental health, which is a significant issue, because it can affect a single person throughout their entire life. When mental health is improperly treated, it can create an extremely negative impact that will lead to disastrous outcomes, which is something that these two texts illustrate with detail. In conversation with one another, Nellie Bly’s “Ten Days in a Mad-House” and Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” show a misunderstanding of mental health from the perspectives of two different people. The examples of the misunderstanding of mental health having an impact on treatment towards patients in each text complement one another, because they show it in multiple instances. This proves to the audience that it is not just one person who has anecdotes of mental health…show more content…
These two texts confirm the significance of mental health, by showing how badly patients suffer when they are abused and treated improperly. This is done with specific details of instances within each text. This is demonstrated when patients deteriorate throughout the duration of “Ten Days in a Mad-House” and with the narrator in “The Yellow Wallpaper” going insane in the end (Gilman 310-312). After reading both texts, the reader becomes better at understanding that mental health mistreatment and abuse have an irreversible impact on patients in mental health facilities. Furthermore, the reader is able to see the mistreatment and abuse of mental health from two angles, which allows him or her to view each text from the point of view of the other
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