The Different Perspectives Of Love By Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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Love is a difficult matter when it comes to deciding what love actually is. There are many perspectives of love, which then leads to different values and characteristics of love. Generally, it is also diverse in a sense that it can be directed in all sorts of ways including love for selves, love for others, or love for or to something. If not dealt carefully and cautiously, then sometimes love can ultimately make a person to behave obsessively, manipulatively, or self-destructing. However, love is an instinctive and unconditional act and force. There are so many ways of expressing love and receiving love. This can be done by an act of sacrifice, an act of giving, an involuntary act, or even in the love languages Dr. Gary Chapman, a …show more content…
If we were to combine two whom shares a connection with one another, then that becomes a relationship. Depending on the intensity of the connection, the relationship strength would vary. Nevertheless, love is felt by all people. It is a universal feeling that is interpreted differently from one to another. More specifically, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, an author and poet, experienced love much differently than most others. Gilman was born on July 3, 1860 in Hartford, Connecticut. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, she was a writer and a social activist for women’s rights. According the Biography.com, she was considered a feminist for “she called for women to gain economic independence” (Biography.com Editors 1). Definitely, her childhood was not as fortunate. Gilman’s father, “Frederick Beecher Perkins… abandoned the family, leaving [Gilman’s] mother to raise two children on her own. [This led to] Gilman [moving] around a lot [and] as a result... her education suffered greatly for it” (1). Psychologically, for a girl to move around repeatedly takes a lot of time …show more content…
From “The Yellow Wallpaper,” love itself cannot guarantee one’s sanity, but it can free one’s self. One would assume being in a family of a loving physician husband and child would be stable, but that is not the case. In “The Yellow Wallpaper” there is an inseparable relationship with Jane, John, and the child. Jane knows she “is meant to be such a help to John, such a real test and comfort, and here [she] am a comparative burden already” (Stetson 649). Even so, John could have divorced his wife if he does not feel she is not beneficial in his life, but he still cares for her. Everyone including her brother, John’s sister, John, and herself wants Jane to get better, but the treatment they set up for her is not doing her any good; instead, she is suppressed and limited as to being “absolutely forbidden to ‘work’ until [she] is well again” (648). This action caused her to only venture what was available for her, and that is what brought her extreme attention to the wallpaper described

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