The Jilting Of Granny Weatherall, And The Yellow Wallpaper

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“A Rose for Emily,” “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall,” and the “Yellow Wallpaper” are stories written from a women’s point a view by women writers who were living from the 1890s through 1930. The main characters in these stories faced difficult situations that changed their lives forever. They had limited rights, suffered abandonment from lovers, and experienced loneliness. However, each of the characters faced their problems very differently.

In 1930 many people believed that “pure bliss” for a woman was to get married at a young age, obey her husband or father, and to complacently do house work. However, that was not the case of these main characters. Emily Grierson from “A Rose for Emily,” for example, could never see her dream of getting married come true. Because her father kept her locked up and isolated from the rest of the world, she grew up being a very lonely and bitter person. Emily had to obey her father until the day of his death, but this story took place when she was in her thirties. During those years, being single at thirty was not well-perceived it by society. Most women were supposed to get married at a young age, and for Emily the opportunities to get married as an “old lady” and followed it by her bad temper and stubbornness made the task impossible. “The women” from the “Yellow Wallpaper” faced a similar situation when she had to obey her husband’s instructions and orders, since he was not only her life partner, but also her physician. “If a…

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