Tragedy In Yellow Wallpaper And Home Burial

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Tragedies are a part of life. They can happen to anyone. It does not matter the type of person someone is they can still go through something tragic in his or her life. Most tragedies that are experienced in life, end in a horrific death. However, some tragedies do not end in a horrific death they end in a simple, quiet death, but the effects of the death is tragic to the people surrounded by it. In both the short story “Yellow Wallpaper,” and the poem “Home Burial,” the characters were struck by a simple death, but the effects on them were tragic. In the time “Yellow Wallpaper,” was written, women were sometimes classified as hysterical. In the short story, the main character a woman is married to a doctor named John, and he believes she …show more content…
He leaves her in the nursery, with the horrendous yellow wallpaper, where their baby would have lived. His wife wants to talk about the tragedy, but he walks away. In “Home Burial,” Amy is going through the stages of grief to cope about the death of her little child. While her husband, does not want to talk about it at first. Eventually, he comes around and wants to talk through the pain. However, Amy turns him away and tells him to not talk about it. Instead of the woman trapped underneath the tragedy, as in “Yellow Wallpaper,” the husband is trapped underneath the burdens he is carrying. Death can be a relief or it can be a tragedy. In the reading selections “Yellow Wallpaper,” and “Home Burial,” the characters go through something no human should have to go through, the death of a child. In “Yellow Wallpaper,” the soon to be mother is trapped in the mental state that nothing happened to her. In “Home Burial,” the father is weighted down by the thought of no one has the time to listen about how he feels. “Yellow Wallpaper,” and “Home Burial,” tell the stories of two alike tragedies and how people cope with them. However, the two literary readings could not be any more

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