Woman Hollering Creek Essay

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Back in the day men and women were not seen the same way as they are today. In the 1800s women were raised to obey their husbands at all times and blame themselves before they could blame another man. The protagonist in the stories “Woman Hollering Creek” and “The Yellow Wallpaper” were an example of that in their marriage. They were both married to controlling/abusive husbands. “Woman Hollering Creek” is about a girl who left Mexico to go to Texas after marrying her Husband. Her husband, the antagonist becomes abusive physically and mentally. The protagonist goes to a clinic where the nurse sees signs of abuse. Then the nurse calls her friend felice and helps the protagonist escape from her husband. Now “The Yellow Wallpaper” is about the…show more content…
They want to do things that want because when they are with their husband they can not do much besides just stay home and be their for company. Their marriage is not a healthy loving marriage.”A sensitive woman’s struggle for liberty and freedom becomes in the end a powerful symbol of the feminist struggle for individuality, recognition and equality.” (Rao, 2006) For both stories the protagonist does become free. Cleofilas in “Woman Hollering Creek” goes to a clinic where a nurse named Graciela notices signs of abuse. Graciela then calls her friend Felice and asks her for a favor. Graciela wants Felice to take Cleofilas from Seguin, Texas to San Antonio, Texas so she can get a bus there to take her back to Mexico where she is from. Cleofilas finally gets the courage to return back to Mexico and not care about any comments that people might make when they see her back with no husband. Now in “The Yellow Wallpaper” the protagonist really wishes the girl in the wallpaper would become free. Towards the end of the story the protagonist realized it is her. At this point she begins to tear down the wallpaper as fast as she can. Then the protagonist says, “And I 've pulled off most of the paper, so you can 't put me back!”(Perkins, 2013) Meaning since she pulled off all of the wallpaper the girl in it has escaped. Since the girl is her she has escaped and now she is free and will not return
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