When she tears off most of the wallpaper in the nursery, she exclaimed, “And I’ve pulled off most of the paper, so you can’t put me back” (Gilman 237). The wallpaper represented imprisonment for the narrator because she repeatedly asks her husband to remove the wallpaper. Unsurprisingly, she isn’t allowed to do so, and she is ultimately confined to the room. By this time in the short story, the narrator is reaching her breaking
We can see the narrator’s weakness throughout the story. It is especially apparent in her narration where she uses phrases like, ‘John says’ which “heads a litany of "benevolent" prescriptions that keep the narrator infantilized, immobilized, and bored literally out of her mind” (Lasner 418). The significance of positions in society greatly influences the woman in this story. She withholds challenging anything her husband says, regardless of how miserable she feels rendering her weak. He makes her stay in a room that she does not like, refuses to let her visit relations, and prevents her from doing the thing she loves the most, which is writing.
Curley’s wife tries to explain to Candy that his dreams will never work out which portrays that she deals with her attention by bring people down. In one of the final scenes, Curley’s wife tells Lennie to feel her hair after she finds out that Lennie likes soft things. Then, Lennie grabs onto her hair and will not let go. After struggling for many seconds, “she was still, for Lennie had broken her neck” (Steinbeck pg 91). Curley’s wife’s continual urgency for attention ends up getting her killed.
For centuries, society has placed women into a lesser standing than men, but why is this? In Kate Austin’s “Woman,” women are so innately bound to men and their role as a mother, that they are never given equal opportunities directly leading to women’s subordinate role in society. In “Letter to the Women of England,” Mary Robinson asserts that society has regarded the female psyche as less than that of the man’s. Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wall-Paper” is a story of a secluded woman who is forced by the men in her life to do nothing but sit in her bedroom, and her slow descent into a madness caused by an obsession with the yellow wallpaper and her postpartum depression. Gilman’s “The Yellow Wall-Paper” examines how mental health,
The main character of The Yellow Wallpaper is an unnamed woman from the upper-middle class. A dignified wife and mother, she experiences a nervous breakdown, and her husband decided to rent a distant country manor to create appropriate conditions for the woman’s recovery. The closer analysis made his benevolent intentions look more like an attempt to incarcerate the lady and limit her of activities she needed for improvement of her physical and mental state. The man believed he made effective decisions in his fight with a typical female hysteria. But, as a result, the character started to hallucinate and see a woman, imprisoned in the pattern of the yellow wallpaper in her bedroom.
One of the main themes in Susan Glaspell’s play Trifles is alienation. This theme is based on the fact that Mrs. Wright led a highly isolated life, always being alienated from others in her home. She wasn’t able to flourish how she wanted to. For example, Mr. Wright suppressed the things his wife loved the most, restricting her from having her own interesting and letting her follow her heart. When Mr. Wright killed her beloved canary, pushed Mrs. Wright over the edge, causing her to murder her husband.
“Madwomen” lacks care and equal treatment so they not only need a concrete room, but also need a spiritual single room. At the beginning, the two female protagonists in The Yellow Wallpaper and A Rose for Emily live under the patriarchy’s places for a long time. In The Yellow Wallpaper, the narrator is nameless. Her husband thinks she suffers from nervous breakdown and wants to takes “good” care of the narrator. Thus, he decides her to accept rest cure and live in an ancient colonial mansion.
Both are dark and sad stories. The two main characters start out happy and joyful, and eventually become pessimistic and isolate themselves from society. In "A Rose for Emily" the townspeople where so busy judging and gossiping they did not realize how lonely she was. So lonely that she was crazy and had a dead corpse in her house for many years. She was so desperate for love that she became a necrophiliac.
Sophie, having a particularly bad night, screamed bloody murder at the thought of going into her room. “I know that something is going to be in there!” she screamed. Her parents who have put up with their daughter’s irrational fears for long enough ignored the little girl’s pleas. “Sophie you need to learn to get over these fears,” said her father “life is one full of risks and you can’t let your fears of the unknown be the thing that keeps you from living your life.” “This time is different,” cried Sophie “something is in my room! It’s under my bed I’m telling you!” No matter how hard she pleaded though Sophie knew that her parents weren’t having any of it as they walked her to her room.
She used to entreat she would slap my face or slap me now to feel her touch. She made small mistakes consciously, however she had ways to punishing me without touching the skin she abhorrent bed without supper, catch me in my room. There are lots of children in God Help the Child, and they all endure from some form of neglect. The central character of the novel, Bride, is abandoned by her mother because of her skin nature. Rain, is an almost untamed child who is prostituted by her mother.