The Influence Of Freedom In Literature

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Authors write stories sometimes based on their beliefs, despite conflicting influences like society or normalities of time. Because of this, their themes can be quite straightforward and based on the time period. In Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour,” Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper,” and Susan Glaspell's “A Jury of Her Peers,” the female protagonists have the craving for freedom from their state of living; this passion of freedom shapes their environment and influences on the people they love and on their own self. In Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour,” the main protagonist, Mrs. Mallard, suddenly realizes that she has the ability to be free after hearing the news of her husband’s death. This sudden epiphany causes the…show more content…
This so-called freedom leads Jane to become so obsessed with it that she loses control of what her subconscious wants her to believe what is real and false. She tells her thoughts and feelings in a diary or some type of book in which she keeps her mind’s voice, due to her actual voice being ignored and put aside by her husband. “I don’t know why I should write this. I don’t want to. I don’t feel able. And I know John would think it absurd. But I must say what I feel and think it in some way—it is such a relief! But the effort is getting to be greater than the than the relief.” (Gilman 5) This entry states that her voice is obviously being denied by her husband so she is desperate for someone to hear her, even if it’s the pages of her daily logs. With this, she also states her actual interacts with her husband to take record of how they go to give proof of her subjectification by even her spouse. “Dear John! He loves me very dearly and hates to have me sick. I tried to have a real earnest reasonable talk with him the other day, and tell him how I wish he would let me go and make a visit to Cousin Henry and Julia. But he said I wasn't able to go, nor able to stand it after I got there and I did not make out a very good case for myself, for…show more content…
With freedom, all three women could be able to express how they felt and thought without prejudiced and biased discrimination. In “The Story of an Hour,” the main protagonist longs for a sense of freedom when the news of her husband’s death impacts her emotions and thoughts, ironically, for the better. This longing becomes a desire; a desire which is so impactful that it overtakes her senses and thoughts. In “The Yellow Wallpaper,” all Jane wants is to be free from her confinement away from her love, her freedom, her life. She wants to escape from the aliment which hangs over her. In “A Jury of Her Peers,” both Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale relate to the struggles Minnie Foster faced being oppressed during the time period as a woman and assist her live in freedom by saving her due to hiding evidence. All of the stories follow the theme of freedom and womens’ expressionism during this time period and their struggle to achieve bliss. All three stories use the same theme of freedom as a connection to women during this time period and their endeavours for their rights and
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