One theme from the yellow wallpaper is a feminism , telling a story about a woman’s struggles against males thinking ; on how they see women. Ever since she moved to the apartment on the top floor with the yellow wallpaper she has decicated to find a pattern on it. She was trapped in a mental state and was seeking mental freedom. Her husband john isn’t very nice to her he treats as a pet ,”John laughs at me, of course , but one expects that in marriage”. She was given the “rest cure” which only makes her makes her more ill because she can 't express herself.
The story “Soldier’s Home” by Ernest Hemmingway depicts the wounding and post-traumatic experience of the First World War of the main character Harold Krebs and his family. Like most soldiers’ experience of the war, upon return to their lives back home, their lives virtually had no more meaning to them. Krebs presents a painful realization in this manner in which he interacts with his mother. She tries to think of her son as a hero and make him feel like one by encouraging him to re-tell his tales from the war. Krebs knows that the impressions his mother is making are not authentic and she, just like the rest of his fellow town folk are tired of hearing and reading the same stories from the war (De Baerdemaeker 24).
Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper is a story about a woman’s struggle to be heard in a society working against her. The narrator has been diagnosed with “nervous depression” (648), and her physician husband decides to take her to a mansion to help her recover; her recovery also involves not participating in any activity that might stimulate her mind, like writing. The narrator describes the house as having “hedges and walls and gates that lock” (648), and the room she has to stay in has bars on the windows, almost like a prison. The narrator also points out the hideous wallpaper, and makes many references to it throughout the story.
Women have suffered oppression since the dawn of time, and still suffer oppression to date in various regions of the world. In “The Story of an Hour,” the main character suffers the typical oppression for women of that era by needing men to take care of her because she was ill. She is so oppressed that when she hears that her husband has died, she celebrates her new freedom rather than mourn his death. “The Yellow Wallpaper”, has a similar situation of oppression, as the main character is confined to her bed due to an illness that is classified as ‘nervousness’ (pg. 3). While Alina in “The Pram” is not oppressed due to her illness, she is seen as lower than the average person due to her job and the woman in charge of her oppresses her in a masculine way by expressing dominance over Alina (pg. 159).
“Lincolns his – the deep, pervasive sadness of his mother, the strange spells of his father and the striking presence of mental illness the family of his uncle and cousins suggest the likelihood biological predisposition towards depression.” Lincoln had a family history with mental illness that could have been the leading cause of his own history with depression. “In fact, Major depression, in people who are vulnerable to it, can be set off by all manner of circumstances.” The great love story between Lincoln and Ann Mayes Rutledge has never been confirmed with complete certainty, however, it is one of the reasons for Lincoln’s depression.
This week’s movie is called The Others (2001) by Alejandro Amenábar. In this film, the audience oversees a desperate mother, Grace Stewart (Nicole Kidman) struggling with the living situation of being a mother whose has to deal a whole showcase of things. Some of these things include having a husband whose is not there, caring for her own children who are sensitive to sunlight, and living in a Victorian mansion where some people throughout the film have claimed that it is haunted. Grace at first doubts these haunted claims, but subsequent events began to occur which cause her to become very protective of her kids and at the same time crazy. All in all, this enigmatic and suspenseful movie ends with her and her children becoming ghost and that things that were haunting the house were of future being.
Maria displays a strong sense of stranger anxiety in this situation. Finally when Maria’s mother returns, Maria becomes angry and does not want to be soothed or held. This attitude would be the resistant part of the insecure-resistant attachment. These characteristics of insecurity, anxiety distress and ambivalence are essential aspects of the insecure-resistant
In The Hours, Michael Cunningham tells the story of three troubled women. Two of them, Virginia Woolf and Laura Brown, struggle with the similar problems. Significant changes are made by characters to deal with the sense of not belonging. The sense of not belonging affects both characters in two ways: mental suffering and motivation for committing suicide.
The Awakening, by Kate Chopin, centers around the metaphysical turmoil churning within wife and mother Edna Pontellier as she manages two competing foci- first, the “outward existence which conforms,” and second, the “inward life which questions.” Transformation of Edna from a timid housewife who meekly goes about the daily business of keeping up appearances into a philandering independent may be entirely attributed to this clash, which upheaves the stable, yet unfulfilling foundations of her domestic life and drastically alters the entire mindset of the protagonist. And while Edna is first occupied by the pressures of her peers, she later initiates a full reversal and quests inward to discover her repressed desires, neglecting the duties that
Louise’s heart problem affects her perspective on life. The heart problem that Louise faces in the story greatly affects her physical capabilities to self-reliance. For example, “Into this she sank, pressed down by a physical exhaustion that haunted her body and seemed to reach into her soul” explains how the heart problem has beaten down Mallard’s character, which is stated later on as “She was young, with a fair, calm face, whose lines bespoke repression and even a certain strength”. As a result, Louise is converted into a fragile, emotionless soul that wanders to what the future might hold in store for her.
Although both of these stories have many literary elements in the story, the three that are the most important are setting, irony, characterization.
It becomes hard to recognize her as the story progresses, sleepwalking through the castle and constantly rubbing her hands as she attempts to remove the innocent blood shed on her hands driven by her guilt-ridden mind. Lady Macbeth is unable to surpass the evil she has set on herself and in the end; the guilt she prayed against became her worst enemies. She was beyond repair and it lead to her suicide. Furthermore, in the yellow wallpaper the protagonist becomes mentally ill for being locked in a room deprived of life. The majority of the story takes place in a room which only induces pain deep within herself evoking negative mental thoughts.
The plot of "The Yellow Wallpaper. " show that the longer this woman is trapped in this room the worse her condition becomes. Her depression slowly evolves into a personality disorder. If she would 've been able to leave the house and walk around, write and see her baby she could 've
Mehri, Marji’s maid and close friend was just broken up with her boyfriend, and when Marji “went back to [Mehri’s] room and she was crying” (Satrapi 36). This event taught Marji that the world is cruel and that life has unexpected, unfortunate tragedies. She quickly adapted to this situation and learned how to comfort someone in sadness. This affected her tone in the next few pages by it being more stern and persistent in response to the abrupt halt to Mehri’s happiness. Marji’s next obstacle is when she encounters beliefs of someone that are drastically different than her own.
“The Yellow Wallpaper”, a short story written by Charlotte Perkins Stetson, is about a woman with a serious mental disorder. The story shows the decline of the narrator's mental state by the change in her actions throughout the story. The narrator makes an effort to do as she is told to do to try to get better, but unfortunately she just kept getting worse. No matter how hard the narrator tries, she gets distracted and turns away from following the instructions her physician gave her. In the story “The Yellow Wallpaper”, the improper prescription that the physician (who was also her husband) prescribes has a negative influence on the narrator's mental state.