After a few minutes she decides that she needs to be alone. As she sits in her room and thinks about the events that just unfolded, joy starts to flood over her. Instead of mourning the death of her husband, she is happy to finally have the opportunity
The Brothers Grimm story is about a young girl named Ella that had her mother die when she was really little. She was raised by her stepmother and her father, who treated her very poorly, and had to grow up with two beautiful but evil stepsisters. She was treated like a servant and had to sleep near the fireplace every night for warmth, wake up early to cook and clean, and only had a smock to wear during the day and night. One day, there is a king’s ball in the palace for the prince to find a wife and every eligible lady is to attend, but not poor Cinderella. She cried to her mother’s grave and the birds gave her fine dresses, shoes, and lavish accessories to go to the ball for three days, where she meets the prince, falls in love, and later lives happily ever after.
In the short stories “A Rose for Emily” and “The Story of an Hour,” the authors use literary devices to create vibrant female characters. These literary devices include diction, imagery, language, and sentence structure. “The Story of an Hour,” written by Kate Chopin, opens with a woman, Louise Mallard, who has a heart disease, and her friends must gently break the news to her that her husband has passed away in a railroad accident. She mourns briefly, but then realizes that she can now live for herself, instead of just as someone’s wife. Shockingly, she walks downstairs after fleeing from her friends’ horrible news, and her husband walks in the door.
Kate Chopin is an American Author from louisiana. She is known for her vast amount of short stories and novels. One of her most famous short stories is “The Story of an Hour”. Kate Chopin wrote this short story based upon the women from the 1800’s and how they were stuck in an unhappy marriage and getting a divorce was never really an option for them. The main idea of this short story is about the reflections of a women’s thoughts, Mrs. Mallard, after the announcement of her husband 's sudden death in an accident.
After she hears of her husband’s death she morns for what feels like only a moment. Mrs. Mallard goes to her room, and looks out into the patchy blue sky. Chopin uses the patchy blue sky to create an image of darkness clearing out of Mrs. Mallard’s life. When reading the story, a sense of relief comes to mind as Mrs. Mallard thinks of her life ahead without Mr. Mallard. This is when Mrs. Mallard’s character finally starts thinking for herself.
Throughout the whole semester we have read novels and poems in which characters were escaping the reality by creating the imaginary world. Each character has a different story and a different reason to do that. In the novel “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Gilman, the main character, who is also the narrator of the story, is a young woman, who 's suffering from what in modern days is known as postpartum depression but back than was diagnosed as hysteria. Due to her illness her husband John, who is a physician, moves the whole family to a colonial mansion, and lock her up in what might have been an attic and described by her “big airy room (…) , with windows that look all ways, and air and sunshine galore.”1 Because of the fact she is locked in the room, and her husband busy with work, is gone all day, she has not much to do and after getting bored of looking through the window she starts to discover the wallpaper. The further we get to the novel, the more often the descriptions of the wallpaper appear, and they get more detailed – she becomes obsessed with it “I 'm getting really fond of the room in spite of the wallpaper.
This room has a faded, yellow wallpaper that the narrator becomes unsatisfied with over time along with the other imperfections that the room has due to it being decrepit such as windows that have boarded up. The narrator is put on bedrest and only has the company of her notebook in which she writes down her story and the way she is feeling after giving birth as well as her recovery. With John being out of the house most days to work with other patients, the narrator expresses her loneliness and hatred for being stuck up in an awful room and not being allowed to go out and see the garden and meet people. In her notebook, she also describes how she feels about her husband 's care towards her. Since a member of her family, the narrator 's brother is also a Physician she is aware of how condescending they can be towards their patients.
Psychoanalytic reading of The Yellow Wallpaper In Charlotte Gilman's short story The Yellow Wallpaper, the speaker seems to be suffering from postpartum depression or "temporary nervous depression." (648). Accordingly, her husband makes the decision for her and takes her to a country house because he believes that it would be good for her. The narrator is not allowed to take care of her own child as she was imprisoned in her room where she should do nothing but "rest." In her childhood, the unnamed narrator has had a wild imagination which still haunts her: she admits "I do not sleep," and as a result she becomes restless.(653).
In 1892 Charlotte Perkins Gilman published her short story “The Yellow Wallpaper”, in which the unnamed main character who has been diagnosed with neurasthenia is prescribed the rest cure by her physician husband. Her husband, John, takes her to an estate out in the country where she is isolated from everyone but her husband and his sister, and is ordered to do absolutely nothing but rest for the entire time they are there. The story follows this woman’s decent into madness as a result of the rest cure and total social isolation. In this story, Gilman uses her setting and characters to explore both the culture’s anger over the oppression and disregard of women and the fear over the beginning of the first feminist movement. “The Yellow Wallpaper” is set in a mansion out in the country that has been rented by the main character and her husband for the purpose of carrying out her rest cure (Gilman 489).
It was Brently Mallard who entered, a little travel stained, composedly carrying his grip-sack and umbrella.”(117). After analyzing the quote the readers know that before this is taken place Mrs. Mallard had just returned downstairs from staring out her bedroom window. Seeing her husband has clearly shocked Mrs. Mallard as Chopin states, “When the doctor came they said she had died of heart disease- of joy that kills.”(117). the shocking scene of her seeing her husband alive has instantly killed Louise Mallard. Chopin uses the phrase, “…of joy that kills” at the end of her short story.
Though Jennie, John 's sister, has accompanied the couple, Jane, spends most of her time alone while her husband is away tending to patients. During the three month stay at the mansion, Jane constantly debates her inner thoughts; the need to be the woman she was expected to be, versus having the freedom she longs for. Jane begins to hallucinate about a woman trapped behind the yellow wallpaper that covers the walls of her room and subsequently has a mental breakdown. One can conclude, that the cause of Jane’s breakdown was the oppression she suffered at the hands of her husband.