The Yellow Wallpaper And Cathedral

868 Words Apr 2nd, 2015 4 Pages
When someone tells you a story you are expecting to hear what actually happens. That is not always the case. We have certain characters from stories whom we encounter that they way the story is told is so believable, even though is not true. But there is always the case when story is told unbelievably, and we end up believing the facts that are presented to us, as readers. Two stories that come in mind about main characters or narrators whose stories are told in different aspects – believable and unbelievable – would be “The Yellow Wallpaper” and “Cathedral.” Each character share a personal experience whose journey is very intriguing and conducive. In “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Gilman, a woman who has been diagnosed by her husband, “a physician of high standing” (Gilman 302), with a temporary nervous depression – a slight hysterical tendency” (Gilman 302). The series of events in the story is told by this ill woman; and they way she tells the story is very believable. For example, since the beginning of the story she is complaining how terrible her sickness is; but her husband and brother do not seem to think so. Her husband is always saying that “the very worst thing [she] can do is to think about [her] condition” (Gilman 303). Honestly though, she is the only person who is able to describe her feelings and emotions better than anyone could do it from the story. Another example that makes her a credible narrator is when she describes how she sees the wallpaper.…

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