The wallpaper of the room of the narrator gives an impression of imprisonment when she narrates that “The faint figure behind seemed to shake the pattern, just as if she wanted to get out” where this statement gives an impression of her helplessness and feels herself a prisoner and she wants to go out from this imprisonment. The yellow paper is taken as a symbol of imprisonment because of the reason that the narrator does not want to live in this yellow wallpaper room and she does not feel well here but her husband does not agree upon her decision for changing the room and force her to live in this room. This makes her fed up from this jailbird life and finally finds treatment of her husband towards her dubious and wishes for her freedom from this jail. The symbolism yellow paper in the “The Yellow Wallpaper” made clear from another statement of Gilman which is “At night in any kind of light, in twilight, candle light, lamplight, and worst of all by moonlight, it becomes bars! The outside pattern I mean, and the woman behind it is as plain as can be” .
John also forbids Jane from writing in her journal, so she had to hide it from him. As time goes on Jane’s mental state declines even further. Since Jane wasn’t being treated properly, she went from a being in a depressed state to a form of psychosis. She became obsessed with the wallpaper; Jane believed she was seeing a woman behind the wallpaper. The symbolism is clear: the woman behind the wallpaper is Jane who is trying to escape her reality of being secluded in her own home.
This neglect can be measured by the elders voice not being heard, by the health professional making assumptions based on what they believe the elder wants and needs and also due to the fact that, as found within studies, many younger health professionals have agesist beliefs that prevent them from working with the aging population in the first place as they have reported “older adults to be too depressing”. (Chonody & Wang,2014) An elders voice not being heard speaks to the belief that older people have the characteristics of helplessness, vulnerability and frailty and are therefore “in need of protection” (Harbison et al.2012), this so called protection we give our elders does not help, but rather
She feels that living inside the compound is like living in the jail without having any privacy. Moreover, she feels like everything happens in the compound is against nature. When she was present in Jimmy’s childhood, her presence had a confused effect on the family life. It is very well seen in the novel that she suffers from depression and also implied in the novel that she suffers from some other mental health
Isolation can be a very troubling issue, in some cases, it can even be deadly. When people are isolated from the world or even just from other people, there is no telling what can happen to them. In Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, the main character Gregor is being isolated from his family and did not have any interaction with them which did not have a good impact on him. Over time, isolation can have the ability to bring about many changes in people because of the effects it has on the brain. In many cases, isolation has been proven to lead to a higher death rate.
Initially, Pilate is outcasted due to her physical disability. However, this disability is a result of the emotional isolation which she faces as a result of her masculine characteristics. Men who took her to bed “froze at the sight of that belly that looked like a back; became limp even” while “women whispered and shoved their children behind them” (Morrison 148). Pilate’s physical disability is a representation of her emotional isolation from society. Although she still lives within society, her inability to follow the conventions of society leave her emotionally isolated Pilate’s lack of a navel causes both men and women to see her as a freak.
This extreme isolation is prevalent in Frankenstein as seen with Victor isolating himself from his family by moving to Ingolstadt and even staying in his apartment to study and create his creature. This isolation caused him to be deathly ill and without the help from social contact and going outside in the world he probably would have died. Isolation can have a heavy impact on an individual 's life and “vast evidence suggests that social isolation can threaten one 's psychological health, indicated by an elevated risk of depression, loneliness, and suicide among people with few or weak social ties.”(Tilburg). This is similar to the creatures very few ties with people and through this he was led to live a very
Moreover, Melinda’s behavioural issues stem from her depression and lack of desire to actively engage in her life. To emphasize, Heather see this abnormal behaviour when she says, "You don’t like anything. You are the most depressed person I've ever met, and excuse me for saying this, but you are no fun to be around and I think you need professional help" (105). Both Heather and Melinda’s mom complain about her depression and they do not try to help her overcome it. In reality, many teens and adults have depression.
It is because of the mistrust of healthcare providers, and the lack of health insurance. Although Henrietta Lacks helped cure different diseases and viruses, without informed consent, her family was suffering. Just like the victims of the Tuskegee study, Henrietta was also a poor patient. Scientist and healthcare providers like to take advantage of the poor for their research. “The research subjects didn't ask questions.
John constantly tries to "fix" the narrator by giving her "phosphates or phosphites - whichever it is, and tonics, and journey's, and air, and exercise" as well as forbidding her to work until she is well again. The narrator feels depressed and alone, especially since her child has been taken away from her and everybody is too focused on "fixing" her to see the problems she is dealing with. This causes her to form an attachment to the yellow wallpaper plastered around her room as her mental state deteriorates. As her state of mind worsens, she begins to think that she is seeing a woman trapped in the wallpaper. The narrator believes that the wallpaper pattern changes because the trapped woman shakes the walls and creeps around the room over and over, when in reality, it is the narrator who is continuously crawling around the room, scraping the wallpaper from the walls.