Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Comparing Story of an hour vs The Yellow Wall Paper :: essays research papers
Comparing Short Stories Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Kate ChopinÃ¢â¬â¢s Ã¢â¬Å"The Story of an HourÃ¢â¬ and Charlotte GilmanÃ¢â¬â¢s Ã¢â¬Å"The Yellow WallpaperÃ¢â¬ are both centralized on the feministic views of women coming out to the world. Aside from the many differences within the two short stories, there is also similarities contained in ChopinÃ¢â¬â¢s Ã¢â¬Å"The Story of an HourÃ¢â¬ and GilmanÃ¢â¬â¢s Ã¢â¬Å"The Yellow Wallpaper,Ã¢â¬ such as the same concept of the Ã¢â¬Å"rest treatmentÃ¢â¬ was prescribed as medicine to help deal with their sickness, societyÃ¢â¬â¢s views on the main characterÃ¢â¬â¢s illness, and both stories parallel in the main character finding freedom in the locked rooms that they contain themselves in. Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Both Ã¢â¬Å"The Story of an HourÃ¢â¬ and Charlotte GilmanÃ¢â¬â¢s Ã¢â¬Å"The Yellow WallpaperÃ¢â¬ display women discovering freedom from societyÃ¢â¬â¢s standards during the settingÃ¢â¬â¢s time period. In Ã¢â¬Å"The Story of an Hour,Ã¢â¬ Louise locks herself in her room after discovering that her husband has died and at that point in the story she finds herself more confident in herself. She exclaims, Ã¢â¬Å"Free! Body and soul free!Ã¢â¬ (Chopin 83). After she believed her husband died she finally had reason to take initiative in life and did not have to live a life were nothing was expected of her. She found freedom in locked quarters. Just as JohnÃ¢â¬â¢s wife did in Ã¢â¬Å"The Yellow Wallpaper.Ã¢â¬ As the wifeÃ¢â¬â¢s sickness progressed, her anxiety over the yellow wallpaper increased. The patterns developed within the walls showed the image of a woman creeping along, and as the shadows of the bars from the window cast across the woman. Th is can symbolize how she is like the shadow, imprisoned in her room and mansion. As time moved forward, the wife fully identifies with the image in the wall, and by the end of the story she locks herself in her room and frees the woman behind the bars by pealing off most of the wallpaper.
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