A Rose For Emily And The Yellow Wallpaper Analysis

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A Rose for Emily and The Yellow Wallpaper are similar to each other. These stories both take place in the same era which is when men are the more powerful and orders woman around. In both “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner and in “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman experience struggles within their society throughout their respective stories. In “ A Rose for Emily” her father is very demanding and very dominant to emily. As in “The Yellow Wallpaper” the narrator is ordered around by her husband and telling her what she needs to do in order to get well.
In the story in “A Rose for Emily” the author tone is sympathetic. “That was when people had begun to feel really sorry for her...”( 292). This quote describe the people from
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The author uses drama to describe irony for example “...Homer Barron, a Yankee--a big, dark, ready man, with a big voice and eyes lighter than his face..Of course a Grierson would not think seriously of a Northerner, a day laborer”(293). The drama behind this quote is that the father of Emily did not want her to be with a yankee and since the town would always talk about her they said just because she has money they said that she would never be with a northerner. “The Yellow Wallpaper” the irony of the story is situational. “Personally, I disagree with their ideas… Personally, I believe that congenial work, with excitement and change, would do me good”(648). The narrator prefered to have been able to write her stories help around the house, and be able to have some quality time with her son but her husband insisted on being in a room all day with no communication he said that was the best way on being able to cured of her illness. Instead it did the opposite it made her go crazy just by being in a room when she could so gone outside do some gardening or play with her son in the backyard.
In “A Rose for Emily” the narrator uses allegory to reveal the fall of the old south after the civil war. While the narrator begins the story he describes the mansion where emily lives and it represents the old south. “It was a big, squarish frame house that had once been white, decorated
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The author describes the house as the Old South before the Civil War where they would have cotton wagons and the gasoline pumps where their would be slaves.While in “The Yellow Wallpaper” uses the wallpaper as her allegory. “There are things in that paper that nobody knows but me, or ever will. Behind that outside pattern the dim...And it is like a woman stooping down and creeping about behind that pattern” (652). Steton uses the quote to describe allegory by saying that the narrator is in a room all alone like a prison and she can't do anything because women were not given the right they deserved. The narrator was so strong minded on overcoming this pattern so the she can be free but she eventually becomes the pattern of the

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