A Rose For Emily And The Yellow Wallpaper

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A Rose for Emily and The Yellow Wallpaper

Browbeaten under a social system in which men dominate, the protagonists of "A Rose for Emily" and "The Yellow Wallpaper" lose realistic outlook as their wishes are overpowered and they react in outlandish ways that paves the path to their own mental illness. William Faulkner 's A Rose for Emily and Charlotte Perkins Gilman 's The Yellow Wallpaper have numerous resemblances. Together these stories show the influences of society and the slow deterioration on meticulous woman. These women are obligated to stay in solitude because during the 1900’s women did not play a role in society. Emily’s father cast-off all types of companions for her; John, the Jane’s husband; isolates Jane from any kind stimulation. Emily is trapped in a criticized home and in the yellow wallpaper the narrator (Jane) is a delusional wife confined to her bedroom. They are both seen as insane by all the people around them and end up doing very weird, unexpected things; Jane is biting and scratching the wall and Emily killing Homer and keeping his corpse locked in her house. The death of Emily’s father haunts her, which is similar to Jane being bothered by her own imagination when she sees the women trying to break free. In several ways, each title portrays imagery in one sense or another. However, a key contrast of these stories is the point of view they were written in. “A Rose for Emily” is written in third person and “The Yellow Wallpaper” is written in…

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