Feminist Analysis : The Yellow Wallpaper By Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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Isabel Ambrosio Mrs. Kehrmeyer AP English, Period 1 4 November 2015 Feminist Analysis Essay Before and even today, women suffer oppression because of men power. During the eighteenth through the twentieth century, women starts to write feminist literary theory to express their emotions and to tell the reader about their or other women’s experiences of oppression. According to Donald Hall, “...women being relegated to the status of objects…”(Hall 202). Basically, Hall is saying that women are use as objects because he claims that men only use women for their beauty other uses. Society expects women to be perfect and useful for their husbands. They are to be innocent, pure, beautiful, emotional and follow orders. In the short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the narrator suffers postpartum depression after having a baby boy and she starts seeing woman in the wallpaper of her room, trap, then the narrator saves her but she becomes mentally ill because of oppression. In the book The Awakening, the protagonist, Edna, faces oppression like being the head of organizing her household and taking care of her children. In the short story “The Story of an Hour”, Mrs. Mallard received the news of her husband’s death, instead of being sad, she was happy to be free from oppression but it did not last long. These women’s stories are examples of them suffering oppression by doing their women roles. Some women can survive oppression but others can not, they either…

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