Theme Of The Yellow Wallpaper And The Voice In The Night

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” and William Hope Hodgson’s “The Voice in the Night”, there is much to consider the ideas these two pieces of literature have in common. Both stories are placed in depressing and horror ending. Freedom and Isolation are two main themes noted in the stories. With isolation, it causes the people to act differently in different situations. “The Yellow Wallpaper” is sociohistorical short story about the unequal relationship between men and women in the society and “The Voice in the Night” is monstrosity short story about a couple suffering from fungus growing on their body. In “The Yellow Wallpaper” the narrator emphasizes how she is treated like a little girl at the beginning of the story, and at the end, she enjoys looking and playing with the wallpaper. The narrator explains her feelings “I quite enjoy the room, now it is bare again. How those children did tear about here! This bedstead is fairly gnawed! But I must get to work” (655). "Then I peeled off all the paper I could reach standing on the floor” (655). This description suggests her experience in the room, how she likes playing with the wallpaper as an adult, describes the nature of a child because everyone treats her like a child. At the end of the story, there is a transformation in the narrator how she believes that she is in nursery and then playroom where she is growing up and then become an adult. This shows the narrator is left alone in the room and she almost

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