The Snows Of Kilimanjaro By Ernest Hemingway And The Yellow Wallpaper

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The thing about gender is this, it does not matter if someone is male or female; life will kill everyone and mistreat us all. Bit over the top? Not even in the slightest. Dreams are only dreams, reality is far from a dream and very close to a nightmare. Gender is just a distraction, actually focusing on gender is the issue. Men and women are both human, who cares if women have more emotions and men are viewed as being burlier, at the end of the day it takes both men and women to survive this tragic thing called life. In the short stories “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” by Ernest Hemingway and “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman we see men and women interacting with each other as relationship partners or marital partners. We see the men and women in each story struggling in their relationships, in different ways.
In “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” written by Ernst Hemingway, Harry and his wife Helen have a very peculiar relationship. While trapped on the Mountain of Kilimanjaro, Harry has a severe case of gangrene in his leg and is practically immotile. He enters into a state of depression and bestows all negative feelings onto his wife. In the pit of Harry’s despair, he turns further away from Helen and shows his true colors towards their relationship. He becomes undesirable, pessimistic and looks at nothing positive in his life. By doing this, he exemplifies the death-in-life aspects of his life and is negative in way that he has confronted his death earlier…

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