Comparing The Yellow Wallpaper And The Doll House

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Literary works can have very similar element in common even though they are set in a different time periods. Like in the play “The Doll House “by Henrik Ibsen and “the Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. The theme for both of these stories is people are not always as they appear and also that keeping secrets will consume your life and make it very unhappy. The play “the Doll House” by Henrick Ibsen is a play about many deceptions and how being unauthentic can destroy your image of life and your joy in life as well. The short story “the Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is a short story about a woman being forced to live a non-authentic life. She longs for physical and intellectual freedom. In both of these writings the man is…show more content…
She loves to write and to be around her friends and family. Instead of doing what Jane like John her husband locks her up in a room filled with ugly yellow wallpaper that she hates. The wallpaper being yellow is pretty ironic because yellow is supposed to be a happy bright color and instead it is described as being ugly. Ultimately Jane being locked up in that room and not being able to use her creativity leads her to madness. The theme in both of “The Dollhouse” and “The Yellow Wallpaper” is simply that being unauthentic leads to a very unhappy life. Nora was fake and not her true self. She pretended to be the perfect wife by being fake. She thought she loved her husband and her life was great. In reality she was not being herself therefore she didn’t even know who she truly was or wanted. She left her husband after he told her he was upset with her. She then left her husband and her unauthentic life behind. Jane on the other hand knows who she is and what she wants out of life. She is just going through a tough time in her life. John is extremely controlling but he believes he is doing it out of love for his wife. Keeping her locked up physically and emotionally and

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