Hills Like White Elephants By Ernest Hemingway And The Yellow Wallpaper

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In the short stories, “Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway and “The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Gilman, the authors demonstrate how the two men suffer from mental illness by portraying their domination of women for their own desires. Through the readers perceptive, one can gain interest in these stories through how the egoistic characters, American and John, are dominating their women for personal satisfaction. American and John show similarities through their lust, pride and betrayal in each of these stories. For instance, American wants the girl to get an abortion so he can free himself from a problem that he has helped created and is not convenient for his lifestyle. John wants to keep control of the unnamed narrator by secluding her in a desolate room decorated with revolting yellow wallpaper and bars on the windows. There are three articles that prove the dominating behavior of the male characters and support the betrayal of the two women. These include: ‘“Hills Like White Elephants’: The Jilting of Jig” by Nilofar Hasmi, “Moving to the Girl’s Side of Hills Like White Elephants” by Staley Renner, and “Monumental feminism and literature’s ancestral house: Another look at “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Janice Haney-Peritz. These critics prove that American is freeing himself from the responsibilities associated with a baby and John is dominating his wife by disregarding all her problems. Through observations and critics opinions, the reader can conclude that the…

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