The Man Who Was Almost A Man Analysis

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Regularly in life, it is important to perform at your best, and on other occasions, duties seem too much for some. Both, the narrator of the Yellow wallpaper, and Dave, protagonist of “The Man Who Was Almost a Man”, have to comply with duties that deal with submission to authority, and high expectations of society. Furthermore, In order to deal with their frustrations, the protagonists find symbols that lead to freedom, and use them to acquire their desires. For instance, the narrator of the “Yellow Wallpaper” canalizes her frustrations through the wallpaper that covered the room where she is secluded, due to a frantic condition caused by her duties in the society she lived in. Furthermore, Dave thought that he could find freedom through the power of a gun. Due to their longings for freedom and respect, the protagonists of these stories seek …show more content…
For instance, it is important to note that only Dave and the woman narrator desire a change in their lives and their environment. However, every person of the story is portrayed in agreement to his or her duties, and societal roles. For example, in the story of “The Man Who Was Almost a Man”, Dave’s mother is so busy with her role, that, with the condition of bringing it to her, she gives up the money for him to buy the gun. In addition, when everybody gathers at the scene of the killing of the appreciated animal, Dave’s mother confronts Dave to tell the truth in front of everybody, taking the side of the societal opinion, which is that Dave is lying. Similarly, the husband of the frantic character from the “Yellow Wallpaper” story, takes his sick wife away from society, so she does not interrupt the flow of society, and, with the exception of John’s sister, the lives of their families can continue to function as

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