Marxism In The Yellow Wall-Paper

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Marxism is the political and economic theories of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, later developed by their followers to form the basis for the theory and practice of communism. In the following short stories The Yellow Wall-Paper by Charlotte Perkins Stetson and Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr, Marxism is hidden in between the lines of text and plays a contributive part in both stories. By the end of both stories, the Marxist theory has been fully played out and showed the injustices of society between certain characters. With that being said To start off people in the upper class are foreseen as better people and in control on what they can say and or do whereas lower classes are foreseen as unimportant. Take Stetson’s The Yellow Wall-Paper for example John’s wife wants to be able to speak to her husband like her husband and not her physician. “John does not know how much I really suffer” (Stetson, 649). This just goes to prove…show more content…
“It is so hard to talk with John… because he is so wise” (Stetson, 652). This is John’s wife feeling neglected by him and solemnly wanting to have a decent conversation with him but she clearly knows that will not happen.“ They were equal in every which way” (Vonnegut, 1). People of all kinds of intelligences should not be restricted of their abilities to think, that is not making everyone equal that is trying to control people and by doing so the lower class would be all of the people who have to wear a handicap device. Both of those quotations represent the fact that people of the lower class are foreseen as unimportant because if John’s wife cannot express herself as his wife nor his patient she will forever be looked down upon from him. Same thing with Vonnegut’s quotation of everyone being the same people of higher intelligence have to be punished for the way that they are born in order to fit in with
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