Comparing Story Of An Hour And The Yellow Wallpaper

Topics: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Marriage, Women's suffrage Pages: 6 (1256 words) Published: March 7, 2017


Up until the suffrage movement that started in 1848, women were forced to accept the idea of being regarded and treated as second class citizens. They did not have the ability to speak up on their own personal predicaments, received less opportunities in comparison to men, and had no choice but to obey any command given to them by man. Even at the start of this movement, many women still had to deal with being inferior to the male dominance that overpowered them. However, this movement fortunately sparked the creative and opinionated minds of writers such as Kate Chopin and Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Like most feminist authors of the Progressive Era, these writers have the ability to captivate their readers by promoting the necessity of equal rights for women through the voice of their characters....

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Both of these women are part of a marriage that eventually makes them seek personal awakenings and a great escape from their usual situations. Their revelations force them to go beyond their typical attitudes and seek a life that holds beauty with personal freedom from their husbands, and more importantly the idea of being controlled puppets. On the contrary, their contrasting features such as their regular behaviors, attitudes, and the conclusions they arrive at. Overall, “The Story of an Hour” and “The Yellow Wallpaper” emphasize on the importance of a woman to have rights that are equivalent to those of men and the freedom of...
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