Many of her feelings and much of her behavior are reactions to what John says. Her attempts to assuage her anxiety generally meet opposition by her husband. She offers suggestions to remedy her condition: "- But John says the very worst thing I can do is to think about my condition, and I confess it always makes me feel bad." She expresses her uneasiness about the house: "...but he said... ... middle of paper ... ... more careful! Did not that sound innocent?
The narrator finally wins the battle of escaping her imprisonment of John the controlling husband. Jane is finally free of her depression and of her husband’s dominance. It temporarily cost her, her sanity to the point where images were being projected from the yellow wall-paper. The paper was a part of Jane’s neurosis, but also crept into the entire household. In order to cope with the madness Jane found her inner self is an image of a creeping woman trying to escape the patterned wall-paper.
This quote shows the woman’s inconsistency with reality as she does not recognize that her husband had brought her to an asylum in order to “cure” her illness. Her husband explicitly explains to the woman that the place he is taking her only has “one window and not room for two beds” further displaying how he will isolate her from society and the family. Her unwillingness to realize her husbands intentions, displays her blindness to her own repression in her marriage. In addition, the woman explains how much she enjoys writing in order to explain her own thoughts and feelings because she is not allowed to say them out loud. She goes on to say that her husband,” hates to have [her] write a word” and hurriedly tries to hide away her notebook (Gilman ___).
“The story examines one woman’s descent into madness due to inactivity.” She also states that it examines the struggles between marriage and career, social expectations and personal goals. The story is about a woman being trapped in her marriage, she’s trying free herself. The narrator ends up going insane because she’s forbidden to write the only thing she can do is rest. The struggle between marriage and career is that John is her husband and her doctor. During the story he’s trying to cure her depression and doesn’t act much like her husband as he does her doctor.
The conflict in her environment showed her internal conflict with her husband. A critique of “The Yellow Wallpaper” says, “[The narrator] even challenges John’s treatment of her. Yet, while one part of her may believe John wrong, another part that has internalized the negative definitions of womanhood believes that since he is the man, the doctor, and therefore the authority, then he may be right” (Magill). This internal conflict between wanting to believe herself while still living in agreement with her husband causes the narrator to doubt every move that she makes and overanalyze every detail of her life. The narrator says, “He said we came here solely on my account, that I was to have perfect rest and all the air I could get” (1).
Both women in these stories help symbolize hope and a strive for something. Holding on to something that you feel very unpleasant about can make the relationship seem ill. In “The Story of an Hour” is believed that Miss Mallard holds onto her relationship with Bentley Mallard because she does not want to be alone. She will be with a man that she is not happy with just for the sole reason of not being alone. This may sound gruesome when I state this, but Miss Mallard finally got sick of it and she wanted to worst for her husband.
Her outlook on her life and marriage is so narrow that she winds up making both her husband and herself victims of her issues. It is clear that Frost intended the reader to see through the dialogue of "Home Burial" how the selfish misery of one can wreak havoc on others, and how it may be impossible for such a situation to be overcome. Modern readers might prefer to look at "Home Burial" from a feminist angle, insisting that the husband is at fault, and the wife is the victim of his lack of appropriate concern and communication. This is not the case, as the husband's concern for his wife is clearly shown throughout the poem. From the very beginning of the scene Frost illustrates this by the husband's attitude and approach.
Confession in The Yellow Wallpaper In Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper, the narrator struggles to confess her thoughts and feelings to her husband causing her to withhold emotions and turn to writing for proper confession. The physically and mentally isolated woman uses writing as a way to cope with the immoral treatment she is undergoing. The belittled wife confesses her worries to her journal rather than being mocked spouse. Her distant husband is using the Rest Cure treatment on his wife, and remains detached treating her as a patient rather than his wife. The treatment that led the main character to confession through writing is called the Rest Cure.
The narrator admits that she has suicidal thoughts because of how much the wallpaper bothers her, but knows that suicide is not the answer, and may be confusing for her loved ones. The narrator’s loved ones would be confused if she committed suicide since they believe she is getting better. The narrator proves her determination to get better when, she claims, “I wish I could get well faster” (649). When the narrator states that she wishes to be better she, is proving that she is motivated to get back to her daily routine. The narrator also knows how much John struggles with his wife not being well that she wants to get better for him.
Additionally, the husband claims that the termination of the marriage is a result of the deterioration of his wife’s mental state. Further, tests conclude that the woman is suffering from major depression and avoidant personality disorders. She has displayed serve shyness and alarming high sensitively, as well as she appears intimated easily by others. Moreover, it appears the woman personal affairs have been managed by her husband, which seems to have affected her abilities to function. Because of this data, the psychologist concludes that he does not believe the woman and does not mak... ... middle of paper ... ...nsent and the psychologist has an ethical duty to provide the best care to the client.