John believes that his wife needs to get better from a nervous condition, so he takes her out to a country house to recover. He is often condescending to her and her needs, and whenever he does talk to her it is usually about his own problems. Furthermore, he does not permit her to do anything that involves work or creativity not even to write. The narrator writes in a secret diary as to provide any form of freedom and creativity that she desires as a human. John eventually finds the diary and destroys it, and John confines the narrator to a room with a yellow wallpaper that the narrator despises.
However, she decides to keep this a secret from John and his sister, Jennie because she is too wise. The narrator hates the hideous wallpaper, but yet she can’t stop herself from studying and analyzing the patterns behind the wallpaper. As time goes on, she began to notice that a woman was behind bars in the yellow wallpaper, who was trying to
He tells Hales that it strange how at night when she muttering aloud her books he cannot say his prayers out loud, but when she stops he can pray again. This makes Hale very suspicious of Martha Corey for witchcraft, thinking that it is her spirit that is casting out at her husband so that he may not say his prayers.
Diphtheria was a very serious disease that was discovered in 1921. In the short story “Use of Force”, a young girl struggles with being honest to her parents. She had a serious disease and thought that if she pretended it wasn’t there, then no one will know. She feared the consequences of what could happen if her parents found out the truth. The fear of death is shown throughout the story by the authors use of descriptive language and metaphors.
The most prominent moment of empathy for the reader occurs when Mrs.Turpin is randomly attacked by Mary Grace. Before the attack on Mrs.Turpin, the two women would eye each other in the waiting room. Ruby was confused as to why the young girl singled her out in the room full of others worthy of her criticism. She exclaimed to herself that there’s no reason for her to be giving her dirty looks; she hasn’t done anything to her (Meyer 458). No one feels good when they get singled out by someone and they begin to wonder what it is they did wrong.
Bathory started out inflicting minor tortures such as rubbing honey over a girls naked body so bugs would bite her, but she craved a more invasive and harmful torture. She began to torture the genitalia of her victims, but had to stop when her husband returned from war and restrained her ability to torture. While her husband was home Bathory could only inflict minor tortures on her servants and was not able to
Helen didn't respect Annie, she would throw spoons, eat off other’s plates, and try escaping, hiding, biting,stabbing her with a sewing needle. Annie had to try and not hit her back even though she did horrible things to her. Helen when her mom brought a new baby home she didn’t realize that the baby crate was there where it was sound asleep, and she knocked it over and it knocked the baby out of it and the crate landed on top of the baby. Her dad yelled at her and the other nanny grab helen and gave her a doll. Helen starts crying because her nanny throws her to show her what it feels like and picks her back up to comfort her.
The knowledge they have of what could happen to them terrifies them so they are silenced. Silencing the Linguist women from speaking their minds devalues their personal thoughts and experiences. They have no power to express themselves or to try to change things. This drives the Linguist women to create their own language, Láadan. When Nazareth gets in trouble for confessing love to an outside Linguist, her husband and father go on and on about how stupid she is, she screams “AND WHY DO YOU GO ON TALKING THEN?
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
The narrator also claimed to see various women behind the wallpaper, as stated in the story “ a great many women behind, and sometimes only one” (Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper). This can symbolize the various women of the 1900s that felt trapped in their marriages, hence the women stated in the story felt trapped behind the wallpaper. The yellow wallpaper also demonstrates the narrator's emotions and feelings. For example, yellow being a bright color can sometimes be too much, in a way overpowering. The wallpaper slowly succumbed into the narrator thoughts, leading to her psychotic