A little after, Mrs. Mallard finally sees an opportunity of freedom from her husbands death. She is crying in her bedroom, but then she starts to think of the freedom that she now has in her hands. “When she abandoned herse... ... middle of paper ... ...dition, so the doctor thought that this weakness was the reason she died.What really killed her was being put back into the role that was forced and expected of her. When her husband walked in, all of her feminine freedom vanished. Women weren’t given the same rights as men.
The woman (Mrs. Mallard) eventually died of shock because she had lost her newfound freedom. The ending of the story portrays the society in which women had less freedom than men. According to the beginning of the story as Kate Chopin wrote “Knowing that Mrs. Mallard was afflicted with heart trouble” (197), the stereotype is that women were supposed to be weak, timid and hysterical. And this also foreshadows the ending which Mrs. Mallard died because she had a weak heart. At the beginning of the story Mrs. Mallard reacted with sadness when she first heard the news from her husband’s friend Richards.
Blanche is a woman who is suffering from the need to create a delusion for herself in order to cope with the stress of her life. She started out as a young woman with money and prestige. She married a man whom she caught with another man. He later killed himself. Blanche has never come to terms with the guilt that she feels over his death as well as the rejection she had felt by his choice of a male partner.
The Commanders are the men that are high in ranking of Gilead, and their Wives are considered to be sterile, and this is where the use of Handmaids come in. The narrator Offred is a Handmaid and she explains how she feels “erased” and how she is powerless and becomes suicidal. During pre-Gilead, the rights of women were abolished, and given to the closest family male member. This is where Offred feels powerless because her husband Luke wanted to make love that night the law was passed for women, but she refu... ... middle of paper ... ... and Offred are having sex and she is underneath Offred, she has a rush of jealousy and sadness in herself. The reason why she reacted was because she can’t reproduce, can’t have sex with her own husband, and goes through the same act a couple of times a month.
Mrs. Mallard hears the news of her husband’s death, which turns into a moment of great happiness for her since she is finally freed from marriage. Though, she ends up not getting the freedom and the life she had once hoped for her husband turns out to actually be alive, and Mrs. Mallard dies instead. In “The Yellow Wallpaper”, she is also feeling held down by her husband as he doesn’t take her seriously or listen to her. Though she believes she has escaped from the wallpaper, but turns to insanity in the process. Both desperately want an actual life of freedom and liberties, yet neither quite get what they want.
Ehrenreich hopes that men and women "might meet as rebels-not against each other but against a social order that condemns so many of us to degrading or meaningless work in return for a glimpse of commodified pleasures" (182). The most illuminating element of The Hearts of Men is the unique approach Ehrenreich takes in evaluating the effect gender roles have on men financially. She takes the fact that ... ... middle of paper ... ...ts Amendment it was women who voice the loudest protest. For anti-ERA women like Phyllis Schlafly, "the interests of the sexes are irreconcilably opposed; the survival of women depends on the subjugation of men; the most intimate relationships can be used as instruments of a larger coercive scheme" (168). Ehrenreich looks at the issue of gender equality from a unique, untraditional perspective.
At first she blames Gerta for the hurt she feels but then she sees that Gerta was the victim and that Mr Marroner just used her. Mrs. Marroner leaves with Gerta leaving the man, Mr Marroner alone which is unusual, it is always thought that in marriages where one couple commits adultery unusually the man is the first to step out of the relationship and leave, but in this case the woman leaves. Gilman describes Mrs. Marroner as being the stronger half in the relationship. She was the one who left when she found out her husband had slept with the maid. She wasn't the one who stayed locked up indoors, for days weeping over their partner whom had left them.
Interpretation of “The Yellow Wallpaper” Domineering and neglectful spouse causes his wife to lose her sanity. This is a story about how a woman’s arrogant husband drives her to insanity by forcing her to spend so much time alone. After spending months in her bedroom looking at yellow wallpaper which she despises, her imagination begins taking over her mind. She believes a woman is trapped inside of it. By the end of the story she actually thinks she is the woman who had been trapped in the wallpaper and has finally escaped from it.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s literary work “The Yellow Wallpaper” expresses a dominating relationship between a husband and a compliant wife and her gradual decent into insanity. The wife, suffering from postpartum depression, is secluded from societal influences in attempts to return her to a healthier state of mind. She is not allowed to write or think in her isolated room and over a course of three months becomes more dysfunctional as she is entrapped in what she describes as a former nursery. Her determination to go against her husband’s and physician’s restrictions ultimately makes her surrender into madness because it symbolizes her escape from oppression and resistance from the treatment she is subjected to. Critics may claim that the insanity that the wife suffers from was not the cause of her treatments but existed early in her childhood and that the room in which she occupies is in an insane asylum.
According to the doctor she had died of the joy that kills. There is no doubt that Kate Chopin included an abundant of symbolic and ironic references in her short story “The Story of an Hour.” In K... ... middle of paper ... ...more, the audience never figured for Mrs. Mallard, a wife, to be content about her husband’s death. What would make someone satisfied about one’s death, especially a wife? Nevertheless, Mrs. Mallard was going to be unhappy because she may have loved her husband, but she was not in love with him. Works Cited 123helpme Editors.