Strange pilgrims: twelve stories. New York: Knopf, 1993. Print.
New York: Coward-McCann, 1962. Print. Marquez, Gabriel. Strange pilgrims: twelve stories. New York: Knopf, 1993.
At first Maria resists the workers approaches but throughout the story she knew that giving in was her only chance of survival “she saw Herculina standing in the doorway with her arms folded, staring at her. Maria gave up.” All she was set on in the story was to survive even at her lowest she still wanted to escape. “The swelling that resulted prevented her from walking, and Maria realized there was nothing in the world she would not do to escape that hell.” In settings of isolation in both stories it’s shown that our human needs for survival will take over. Next, in both stories there’s a lack of real authority causing the characters to compete with each other and abuse their power. In Lord Of The Flies the main authority is distributed between Ralph and Jack who start to have conflicting views... ... middle of paper ... ...ons and they’ve been surrounded by crazy people.
Charlotte eventually deteriorates as a result of feeling repressed and trapped. Charlotte will never be anything but a wife and mother with no room to become a writer. Dependent on her husband for emotional support as well as financial support, Charlotte did not outwardly disagree with John's diagnosis. Without much protest, Charlotte stays in one room for fear of being sent to Dr. Mitchell's for the Rest Cure. (4) Trapped in a room with no aesthetic pleasure, she was left to her own thoughts.
Since the matrons of the sanatorium will not let her contact her husband, the bond that she has found with him is disconnected. She has only herself on whom to rely. The other inmates are completely insane and are useless to aid her in her escape. Maria is not strong enough to leave herself. When the doctor tells her that she is not able to call or leave because she is insane, sh... ... middle of paper ... ...and eventually hunts Ralph.
There is no baby to be found in the story, so one may assume a miscarriage or a stillborn death. This initial period of isolation is a key factor in helping the narrator identify truly with herself, for she starts to question the actions of the people around her who are pleading their merit through their absence. This negligence, this abuse helped to mold the mindset that she has been forced to create due to the lack of communication between doctor and patient. Feminism comes into play when the gender of the patient compromises treatment. Due to the severity of this trauma which was kept on an extremely low profile, this woman was not able to properly grieve for her lost
Her inability to show true emotion effects her a lot later in life and is the main reason she is unable to keep a relationship. Hagar’s stubbornness can also be connected to the stone angel monument in the sense that the Angel never moves and is also very set in its ways. The Stone Angel monument was created without eyes. Hagar is also blind in the sense that she is ignorant to the opinions and thoughts of others. The above qualities are shared by Hagar and the Stone angel, and are in essence the reason behind Hagar’s never-ending escape from family and her problems.
The abuses of power displayed in The Lord of the Flies and “I Only Came to Use the Phone” show how power when given or assumed can change the person who has been elevated above others as well as changing the person who is being abused. When people in authority abuse this power, they can affect people’s lives and well being. A person that abuses power can often weaken the spirit of the person they are abusing and will change the person. In “I Only Came to Use the Phone,” the quote "Herculina standing in the doorway, Maria gave up"(Gabriel Garcia, pg 86) shows us how a person that will abuse or hurt us will weaken our spirit. Maria saw Herculina as an abusive, powerful person.
She was denied any strenuous activity and he forbids her to do any work until she was well. Her husband’s sister cared for her child while she was recovering as she was convinced it was the right th... ... middle of paper ... ...inst the social norms, although they may not have been ready to face the consequences. The male dominant society had repressed the women and their intellectual abilities so far to the point of retaliation. Confinement to the domestic sphere provided no outlet for work. Edna and the narrator were unable to pursue or didn’t have time for their artistic crafts because of societal and domestic constraints.
The narrator says “Personally, I believe that congenial work, with excitement and change, would do me good.” she knows what she needs but no will believe her. Because of no one listening to her about her condition she eventually gives in and has no control over her life or treatment. Today women have zero control over whether they can get mental help. It is still up to a physician if a patient can get the treatment he or she needs. Dialogue, narration, and symbolism are being used by Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s in her short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” to show that women with mental health problems are not taken serious.