Critical Analysis of “The Story of an Hour” Because of Mrs. Mallard's heart condition, everyone basically takes care of her very carefully. When her sister and family friend find out that Mr. Mallard got killed in an accident, they take time to tell Mrs. Mallard that her husband died. She cries, then goes to her room to be by herself and locks the door. Inside, she seems terrified of some realization that comes to her and she finally realizes that it's her freedom. Even though they loved each other, and she's saddened by his death, she feels free for the first time.
I think it is due to this nervous condition”. It shows how Gilman felt about her husband, Charles Stetson, when he didn’t understand what she was going through. Like John in the short story, Stetson numerously told his wife to take things easy and not work so hard, “Her husband and mother were convinced that Gilman needed rest and willpower to overcome her depression”. They could not understand how depression affected her or what made her feel better or worse. The major problem she encountered over and over was getting anyone to understand her.
Using examples from all of the texts from this specific unit compare and contrast the conflicts that drive these struggles of the main characters. Look for similarities and look for differences within those similarities. Look for differences and look for similarities within those differences. In the story “The yellow wall paper” the main character struggles due to her husband oppression and she suffers herself until getting mental ill. She is put by her husband on a nursery home to be taking care of, but her fear, anxiety and necessity of communication and comprehension from her husband and with the outside world doesn’t make her any better “I sometimes fancy that in my condition if I had less opposition and more society stimulus-but John says that very worst thing I can do to think about my condition and confess it always makes me feel bad” (507). She is stalwartly hoping to be taken out of the nursery but she had never confronted her husband.
During the time when Gilman was growing up, women had defined domestic roles and their husbands were the dominating force. In turn, there were women who gained a voice and defied the oppressive male community; one of those voices being Gilman’s. Locked away in a mental and physical prison of her husband’s machination, the protagonist of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper is the embodiment of the struggles faced by women seeking freedom from the restraints placed upon them by men. The narrator remains nameless throughout the story in order to depict the wife as a figurative representation of women in society; women were treated lesser than that of males. In the story, this nameless woman is the wife of a “physician of high standing” (Gilman, 1), and has a “[brother who is also a physician] of high standing” (1).
Gilman stated, “What is it little girl” (478)! The narrator stated, “Felt trapped in her body and trapped in her life "Bless her little heart" (Gilman 478)! The narrator lives in a world where her spouse made choices for her on how she would be cured of her illness. Gilman is suffering from postpartum depression after giving birth to their child. However, he did not make his wife feel better, which is why they visit there for, he just makes his wife feel worse with so much guilt on her.
One theme of the book is weakness of character; this is shown by Ethan’s marraige, his inability to stand up to his wife, and his involvement concerning the "accident." The first way weakness of charcter is shown in the book is through the marriage of Ethan and his wife. He married her because she had tried to help his mother recover from an illness, and once his mother died he could not bear the thought of living in the house alone. His wife was seven years his senior and always seemed to have some kind of illness. It seemed all she ever did was complain, and he resented this because it stifled his growing soul.
The character in the story is Louise Mallard and she has a heart problem and she can`t take things easily. Her husband loved her to death and he still thinks that right after her death. She wanted to start a new life without her husband but later found out and died of the shock of her husband at the front door. Her emotional problems were the new life she was going to start and the freedom that is about to come to her. “Sobbing came up her throat and shook her as a child who has cried itself to sleep and continues to sob in its dreams”.
The wife is dismissive of the husband’s effort to rebuild the bridges that once spanned between them, and the husband is distressed when he says, “My words are nearly always an offense” (Frost 45). The authors of the analysis feel that instead facing her husband and the death of her child she avoids the memories and her husband as they write, “Her tireless performance of watching out of the window is illustrative of escapist to memories of the past…” (Hanif, Jamil, and Mahmood 10). They summarize, “Amy cause of unconscious level of mind (mental disorder) also becomes the cause of death of his marriage already she had lost his child” and by this statement Hanif, Jamil, and Mahmood imply that her inability to accept reality will overcome the husband’s pleas for
Repression of women’s rights in society stereotype that women are fragile. Men believed they should not work and be discouraged from intell... ... middle of paper ... ...tuck in a home they both lived in. Mrs. Marroner and Gerta come together and face the injustice of subjugation by Mr. Marroner. They leave Mr. Marroner and he is left with guilt and sorrow, losing the two women he loved most. In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, women were often portrayed as submissive to men.
When Raleigh asks Gwendolyn to marry him, Gwendolyn seeks advice from little Dana when she notes, “Dana, what would you say about Uncle Raleigh becoming your new daddy?” (139). This is a hard question for a child who is struggling through emotional trauma with her real father that she loves dearly to comprehend. Also, Gwendolyn always tells Dana stories about her grandfather who is through with her after she leaves her first husband Clarence Yarboro (52). Not to mention, Dana is traumatized by the notion that in a relationship men tend to abandon women and leave them in despair which she acquired from stories told by her mother about her grandfather abandoning her after she leaves her first husband. Furthermore, the way Gwendolyn handles James’s decision to run back to the arms of Laverne really had an effect on how Dana handles the situation.