The similarity between "The Yellow Wallpaper" and "Jane Eyre"
"The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte are two great stories that have significant similarities. "The Yellow Wallpaper" is about a woman suffering from depression and getting locked in a room by her husband for treatment. On the other hand "Jane Eyre" is about and orphan girl who is getting raised by her cruel, wealthy aunt. When I read both stories I realized that they had similar characters and setting. In both stories the characters were socially excluded and the setting was very similar. In "The Yellow Wallpaper", the main woman character of the story did not even have a name. She was introduced as "John's wife". This illustrates that women in nineteenth-century was insignificant in society. They had no self-control and they were powerless. Throughout the novel her husband controlled every movement of his wife and restricted her life. He did not believe that his wife was sick, while she was really suffering from depression. He also restricted her life and told her that she was not allowed to write. Basically she was not free to use her will and she lived under her husband's control.
In "Jane Eyre", Jane was the main woman character who also was insignificant in society because she was an orphan. She was powerless and had no money while she was living with her mean aunt. She was getting treated cruelly by her aunt and her cousins. Her aunt was controlling her life and making her to do everything just because she was helpless. She was not allowed to play with her cousins. "You have no business to take our books; you are a dependent, mama says; you have no money; your father left you none; you ought to beg, and not to live here with gentlemen's children like us, and eat the same meals we do, and wear clothes at our mama's expense." This line also made her situation clear that she was not wanted and she was not free just...
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