Upon deeper analysis of Marianne’s character, she is revealed to be a modern young woman with a strict yet evolving code, which guides her actions through sensibility, intellect and independence of spirit. To accuse her to simply be an immature, overzealous adolescent girl is to fall prey to the same errors in judgment that befall Marianne. The narrator introduces Marianne to the novel with an affable description, an immediate comparison to Elinor and a slight nod to a lack of maturity in judgment. “Marianne’s abilities were, in many respects quite equal to Elinor’s. She was sensible and clever; but eager in everything; her sorrows, her joys, could have no moderation.
. . " (793). Signs of the depth of the narrator's mental illness are presented early in the story. The woman starts innocently enough with studying the patterns of the paper but soon starts to see grotesque images in it, "There is a recurrent spot where the pattern lolls like a... ... middle of paper ... ...ges portrayed within it, and releasing the woman from behind the pattern, occurs when she allows herself to surrender to her disease, "'I've got out at last,' said I, 'in spite of you and Jane!
Quawas offers honest insight and advice on “The Yellow Wallpaper,” and its symbolic significance that is portrayed throughout the short story. In the process, Quawas offers a deeper interpretation of the main character decline into madness and how the direct identification of the narrator with the wallpaper brings many underlying symbols that lie within the story. “The narrator is torn asunder between her own personal feelings, which are indeed healthy and positive, and the patriarchal society's view of what is proper and decent behaviour for women. Since she has internalized society's expectations of women, this conflict is felt as a schizoid within herself” (Quawas, 44). This supporting evidence helps give bigger insight of a deeper meaning to the correlation of insanity and symbols in the actual
Despite her ironic future, she learns to create an understanding of her relationship with Margot. Her feelings of jealousy and frustration slowly form into the admiration and respect she begins to see for her sister. After all, Anne's writing marks he most important growth into becoming an adult and entering the real world as an independent young lady. Works Cited Frank, Anne. The Diary of a Young Girl.
Elton. During this visit, one of the first things that strikes the reader as Mrs. Elton begins to speak is her style of conversation which displays thoughtlessness and self-absorption. Austen has peppered Mrs. Elton's sentences with commas and dashes that border many interjected phrases. This gives Mrs. Elton's sentences a choppiness that indicates that she is speaking very fast - too fast to think about how to properly construct her sentences. The thoughtlessness of Mrs. Elton's chatter is also reflected in her many repeated phrases; she obviously wants to be the one talking and will repeat herself just to keep control of the conversation.
In the short story " The story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin, she writes about the impact of being in the social institution of marriage. The author masterfully describes the Protagonist, imagery and irony that captures the readers' attention, and emotions of grief, hope, and joy. As author Kate Chopin brings our attention to these exquisite feelings, she addresses the conflicts one might face as they join into the joys of marriage. The short story opens with the news of the death of Mrs. Mallard's husband. Her sister Josephine was careful to tell her sister of the tragic loss of her brother-in-law, since her sister was "afflicted by heart trouble."
Throughout the entirety of the writing, Chopin alludes to the need women have for others. Both positions played by women in this story initially exhibit women as weak, but a closer look demonstrates to readers their strength during tribulations. The struggle the other characters face in telling Mrs. Mallard of the news of her husband's death is an important demonstration of their initial perception of her strength. Through careful use of diction, Mrs. Mallard is portrayed as dependent. In mentioning her "heart trouble" (12) Chopin suggests that Mrs. Mallard is fragile.
There is even a time where ... ... middle of paper ... ...pressing herself and her story of insanity. "The Yellow Wallpaper" presents readers with story of a woman's insanity. It tells how women were disregarded at times and treated like frail children at others. Ultimately, Jane realized that she held control over her own life. It was her responsibility to relieve her stress and tell her story.
It almost seems as if they want the narrator to be a “true woman”. According to “The Cult of True Womanhood” by Barbara Welter, a woman had to have certain virtues and was discouraged from working outside of the home. Although the narrator was trapped in the home, she was not happy and it caused her to go mad making her the opposite of the true woman. Overall, I really enjoyed the book. It allowed me to look at the different aspects that a simple short story could offer.
Her fascination with the wallpaper does seem odd to us, but it easy to focus on the eccentricity of her interest with paper and lose sight of what the wallpaper institutes: her writing. It is her writing that keeps her sane, the wallpaper that makes her insane, and from these two very symbolic poles the short story rotates. Gilman's short story is not simply about a lonely woman's descent into madness, but is symbolic of previous and contemporary women writer's attempt to overcome the "madness" and bias of the established, male dominated literary society that surrounds them. From the very beginning of the narrator's vacation, the surroundings seem not right. There is "something queer" about the mansion where she resides it becomes obvious that her attempt to rest from her untold illness will not follow as planned.