Comparison Between The Yellow Wallpaper And My Mistress Eyes Are Nothing Like The Sun

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“A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry (376), “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1034), and “My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun” by William Shakespeare (529), seem to treat women as second class citizens. Even though they are all from different eras they all three still do not speak of women in high regards. In fact, the Feminist movement would have a field day with all three. One may be a poem but it really speaks volumes of how the narrator felt about his mistress. The other two are stories that really show that from the 1800’s all the way into the 1950’s women were still treated unfairly. Between the two stories and the poem the reader can start to compare that even though separated by years the struggle for women to be equal has been a tough and long road. “A Raisin in the Sun” (376) is a play set in the 1950’s, long after women gained the right to vote. In the play there are three strong black women, Mama, Beneatha, and Ruth Younger. Even though these women were all strong women in their own right, Walter seems to be treated as head of household. Even though it has been thirty years since women gained more rights, in this play you can truly see how the women were still kind of held back. Ruth seems to be treated as Walter’s door mat instead of partner. Mama, whom they all live with, and should be the matriarch, still is not treated as such. Beneatha, Walter’s sister, who is going to college, still is told by her “Mama” she needs to marry…

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