They have gone through a very traumatic time in their lives, they did not deal with it they both just brushed it away. Leroy needs to start working again, but still be there for his wife. They both have feelings about each other that they need to express. They need to confront Mabel about her controlling ways and realize that they have their own life that they need to live; they do not need a third person chiming in. They need to reconnect with each, get back to the way they were before Leroy.
The story analyzes the injustices women faced at the hands of their husbands. The main character is diagnosed with postpartum depression, a type of depression that develops in some women after birthing a baby; and she is put on the resting cure for the summer. Gilman, like the narrator of her story, sought medical help from the famous neurologist, Dr. Weir Mitchell but receive no useful help. Gilman writes of the woman trapped by her husband’s commands when he locks her in a room, forbidden to raise her children because of her “extreme condition” (Gilman 792). The unnamed protagonist remains locked in the room upstairs for weeks, progressively getting worse because she is forced to take prescribed medicine every hour of each day (Gilman 794).
When Cody becomes sick he understands to call the hospital but Mr. Farrington has no understanding of Cody’s medicine and such. Though studies have shown that children who are cared by their mother recover faster and are discharged earlier, Mr. Farrington behavior is very concerning (Family-Centered Care and the Pediatrician’s Role, 692). He avoids the topic overall by working constantly. Mrs. Farrington finds this behavior to be strange because if something negative happened to her, Mr. Farrington needs to know these treatments, so they aren’t neglected or performed incorrectly. However, this arrangement between the parents is not very healthy because the stress of Cody condition is completely Mrs. Farrington burden.
Throughout the narration the woman does not follow what is being prescribed to her by her husband. She still reads and writes letters, therefore her condition worsens. Towards the end of the story she becomes mad crazy about the wallpaper that is in the room that she is trapped in. She starts to see herself in the paper. When she looks at the paper she sees another woman in the artwork of the wallpaper.... ... middle of paper ... ...g. Due to all of the different weird “treatments” that her husband, John, made her do she became crazy.
There is one particular case that stands out in my mind when I think of domestic violence. The Tracy Thurman Story. Tracy Thurman was a Connecticut housewife. She suffered a horrendous abuse at the hands of her husband. As the days got older so did the beatings and was more horrified each day.
Branda’s family on both sides shows mental illness. Branda has been referred to therapy after severely cutting herself, which caused her to be hospitalized. Branda appears to be withdrawn and unwilling to communicate. After waiting several minutes, Branda begins to speak rapidly. Branda states how she hates having to be here, she feels angry and irritable.
His keeping her inside this room is leading her to become more ill than she already is. Both of these women have been living with completely despondent spirits. As depicted in these two stories, Dorothy Hartman stat... ... middle of paper ... ...ddenly loses consciousness. The narrator exclaims, “ [She has] to creep over him every time!” This very line shows how irrational the woman is as a result of her mental and physical quarantine in the vast, yellow room. In the late 1800’s to the 1900’s women were not superior.
Amy was a recently graduated psychologist who had just opened up a new practice. John, her friend since grade school, calls her up in the middle of the night. It was immediately apparent that he was in distress and he tells her that he needs someone to talk to. He begins to confide in her about how his life has gone downhill lately, at first losing his employment and then his house. This increase in stress has also led to marital problems because he has been taking it out on his wife and it has turned into physical fights.
The morphine doses prescribed to handle his pain are no longer effective. In order to provide this patient with the best care possible, his nurse tries to contact the physician. It is the weekend and the nurse is only able to page the on-call doctor. She anxiously awaits a return phone call, while explaining this situation to his distressed family. The pain appears to be increasing.
His wife, Lucrezia, attempts to reestablish his connection by making him more aware of his surroundings but he shows little to no reception to this. The impact of living through shell shock has caused him to sever most of his ties to the outside world because he is constantly in a struggle to differentiate reality from his hallucinations. George L. Mosse in “Shell-Shock as a Social Disease,” states that “ shattered nerves and lack of will-power were the enemies of... ... middle of paper ... ...n their own worlds where they try to establish some sense of normal. Woolf uses Septimus’s shell shock and his relationship with his doctors and wife to bring to light societies lack of understanding on many of the conditions faced by soldiers during this time. Her critical overview of society correlates to the impact of the war on Septimus’s life and how he is treated.