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    The wallpaper is a symbolism of her mental illness. She starts out by hating the wallpaper and describing how the wall paper looks and smells. She goes on and on about how repulsive the wallpaper is and how it smells bad. Towards the end of the story she goes crazily insane and try’s to rip out the wallpaper. “ It is dull enough to confuse the eye in the following, pronounced enough to constantly irritate and provoke , Study and when you follow the lame uncertain curves for a little distance…

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    Ishmael: A Short Story

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    I felt a cold breeze fall over my body. The feeling was nothing new but I had no blanket to keep the wind off of my body. How odd it was that last night I had gone to bed beneath layers of quilts and was now in a quite drafty room. I peeled my eyes open to find that I was not at the inn after all but in a room colored blue like the ocean. When I was sitting up a girl walked through the door and yelled a word so vulgar that I dare not write it. “Who are the HELL are you?” she exclaimed as she…

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    Yellow Wallpaper Diary

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    Yellow Wallpaper My mother and father are unlike most parents these days. My father John is a physician and my mother Jane is his patient. Mother has been very depressed lately, for reason which I do not know. My father says that our new home will help her recover, but I don’t think it is helping. Mother stays in the “nursery” which has windows which are barred. She says the wallpaper drives her mad and that there is a woman within it. My father copes with her by telling her to rest, but she…

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    In “The Yellow Wallpaper,” the narrator becomes obsessed with the unsightly wallpaper in the room that she rests in constantly. Her description of this room---and more importantly, the wallpaper---reveals her growing insanity and conflicting feelings about her husband. Each thing the narrator notices about the wallpaper exposes the chaos within her mind. Furthermore, she also utilizes a darker tone and vivid imagery, which gives the reader another deeper understanding of the narrator. The…

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    In Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story, The Yellow Wallpaper, the demeaning relationship between the alpha husband and the mentally ill wife demonstrates how the majority of women were treated in the late nineteen hundreds. The main idea of the short story comes from Gilman’s own personal experiences and are portrayed through the way the wife is treated in the story. The husband is manipulative and controlling throughout her life, and the manipulation only increases as her health begins to…

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    Beyond Genetics (Karen Horney’s Views on the Psychological Differences Between Men and Women) Imagine you’re in the delivery room, prepared to give birth for the first time. You’re expecting fraternal twins; Hazel and Harvey. From the time that they are born into this world and each year that they age, you have to learn and adjust to each of their needs. When they are an infant, to toddler, teenager and then adult raising both your twins is a challenge due to their different genders. It’s not…

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    Pedro Comala Quotes

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    In Juan Rulfo’s Pedro Páramo, Juan goes to Comala to find his father, Pedro. Pedro had an intimate relationship a girl who he forced to leave her family to be with him. As Pedro and Susana’s marriage proceeds, Susana begins to demonstrate signs that she is mentally unstable. The controlling of Susana’s life by other men reveals that mental instability is the only escape from a patriarchal society. After Susana leaves Comala, she marries Florencio, who soon dies. Susana is then forced into an…

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    The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is one of the earlier feminist pieces regarding women’s health in the 19th century. Set in a large manor left untenanted. The potentially unnamed first person narrator struggles with being isolated and restrained from everyday life. The protagonist for the large part is left in an old children’s room, with the bed chained to the floor, bars in the window, and vexing yellow wallpaper. There she rests, and waits to get better. As her mental…

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    The protagonist conflict is a conflict that can easily be explain. First of all, the protagonist is the person being treated so she have to do what she is told, just like how I have to follow what my doctor tell me to follow. More importantly, she is a woman and women are not given the same rights as men back in the 18th and early 19th century. “ He said there was only one window...He is very careful and loving, and hardly let me stir without special direction. I have scheduled...; he takes care…

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    Ultimately, Charlotte Perkins Gilman draws upon her individual experience to describe the fragmented reality and the thoughts of a deranged minded woman in a male driven society. Initially, the narrator's relationship with her husband, John, is trusting. She does not agree with his beliefs, however she believes that he knows best and feels somewhat guilty for her dissenting opinion. However, her conflicting emotions confuse her and lead her to gradually stop trusting him. She wishes to write…

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