The perils of psychiatric medicine greatly affected Esther’s life. In chapter 10, when Teresa, their family doctor, refused to prescribe stronger sleeping pills for Esther anymore, because Esther was unable to sleep and read anymore. She (Teresa) referred Esther to a psychiatrist, Doctor Gordon. In Chapter 11, Esther later on realized that she was not sleeping for seven nights. She also realized that she has not had taken a bath, washed her hair and changed her clothes for three weeks either.
We miss everything about him/her. Because, he/she serves as our world. When we don’t have any conversation with the person we love, ‘twas like our day was incomplete, there is something that missing, and that is him/her. Until such time, we ended up on breaking. It is so hard to be apart of someone.
Her house was away from everything, everyone and even when her husband was home it was like she was still alone. Mrs. Hale knew that they didn’t have children and she knew how Mr. Wright was towards his wife, but she didn’t go visit due to the fact she knew how unhappy the home was. The women begin to understand why Mrs. Wright murdered her husband. On page 595, Mrs. Hale says “We live so close together and we live far apart. We all go through the same things- it’s all just a different kind of the same thing”.
Throughout history, race and sex had always been topics of discussion among people, and many have been poorly treated based on their color and sex rather than their actions. The Yellow Wallpaper is not an exception to this, as describes the oppression society gives to women around the Victorian Era. The narrator, who is never truly mentioned by name, has been trapped on the top floor of a mansion in a nursery-like room where she can only sleep and eat. She keeps a journal around and writes down whenever she is alone to prevent her husband from taking her only source of entertainment away since at the time women could not write nor be smarter than men. John believes, because he is the best physician in the county, that he knows exactly what
The Old South is very stubborn and set in its ways, as is Miss Emily. Emily is so attached to her southern ways and does not want to accept any change that she even keeps her dead lover in her home for years. She denies her father's death and tries to hold on to his dead body by insisting nothing is wrong. " The day after his death all the ladies prepared to call at the house and offer condolence and aid, as is our custom. Miss Emily met them at the door, dressed as usual and with no trace of grief on her face.
This can be seen from her perception and description of the man who shares her “special” seat as a “… fine old man” and the woman as “a big old woman” (101). Her Surname 2 remembrance of the previous Sunday’s patient Englishman and his nagging hard to please wife whom she wanted to shake also shows her envy for women with male companionship. In Faulkner’s story A Rose for Emily, Emily is seen as a person who suffers from isolation from her community, by tradition and by law. Her isolation from the community and love is what seems to perturb her most; she is unable to accept the idea that her father is dead and she remains in denial. When her father dies, Emily suffers from isolation to the extent that she cannot let go of her father’s corpse.
Muriel’s use of time reflects her shallowness and vanity as she sits around in her hotel room all day. Muriel meets with a psychiatrist to talk about Seymour and the only information she had to report to her mother was that “his wife was horrible” and she wore an “awful dinner dress” (Salinger). Muriel does not make an effort to discuss Seymour’s sickness with the doctor because the bar “was terribly noisy” (Salinger). Salinger’s use of indirect characterization proves Muriel to be self-obsessed, and too preoccupied with
Mr. Mallard walked through the front door, unknown that everyone had thought he was dead. Once seeing her now alive husband, Mrs. Mallard’s heart problems drop made her dead down to the floor. In this story Mrs. Mallard is a dynamic character who Chopin uses to show how MARRIAGE OFTEN OPPRESSES PEOPLE INTO RESTRICTIVE THOUGHTS ABOUT BEING A SELF SUFFICIENT, INDIVIDUAL AND FREQUENTLY STOPS THE CURIOSITY OF WHAT ELSE THE WORLD HAS TO OFFER. At the beginning of the short story Mrs. Mallard is taken by the news of her husband’s death, since their whole lives seem to revolve around each other. The childish weeping in her room portrays her as a weak and fragile wife, but nonetheless loving toward her spouse.
In “The Story of an Hour”, Louise receives the news of her husband’s death. She wept as soon as she heard of her husband’s death and after weeping in her sister’s arms she left to her room alone. While in her room, she gained an understanding of what her husband’s death meant, she could now live a worthy life without her constraining husband. This was all to great to be true, she was asked to come downstairs by her sister. As she descended, her husband walked through the door, and she died “of heart disease- - of the joy that kills”
She wept at once, with sudden, wild abandonment, in her sister’ s arms. When the storm of grief had spent itself she went away to her room alone. She would have no one follow her.” (Para 3). This is the foreshadowing for the later “awakening” of the heroine, Louise Mallard. From this part we can find that women seem determined to be fragile and hopeless when facing some desperate situations, and women couldn’t live without their husband since their fate is in their husband’s hand.