Comparing Women's In The Chrysanthemums And The Yellow Wallpaper

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From the beginning, women were always struggling for equal rights in the society. More than a hundred years ago, women were only accepted in the society to fulfil the certain roles in others life. Women were always struggling to achieve respect, rights, and status in their society. There was always a huge difference between men and women back in the days. Men believed themselves to be smarter than women and women are just caged inside the house as a housewife role. There is a belief that a woman’s place is in the kitchen, never been seen as an individual in the society. The women’s in “The Chrysanthemums’ and “The Yellow Wallpaper’ are victims of a male dominated society, where a woman’s gender was determined by her role and where women is…show more content…
Steinbeck describes the Salinas Valley as a closed pot, to shows how the women are not viewed equally than men back in the days. Other setting Steinbeck uses is taking the main character to show her specifically in the garden and home. He is successful illustrates the theme of the story that the women are isolated from men during the 1930s and they are trapped inside the home. Furthermore, in the short story “The Yellow Wallpaper”, the setting contributes to a nineteenth century woman suffering from depression, which turns out to be no cure at all. At the beginning of the story, the narrator describes the house as “The most beautiful place!” (Gilman 1035) where she can recover from the mental condition. As the story progress, the narrator is trapped in the room, which was once a nursery. In other context, women in a 19th century were viewed as a weak, helpless and dependent. The whole setting explains the earlier situation of the women where they were trapped inside it like narrator with nowhere to go. Both stories explain the same theme that the women are not viewed same like men and they are caged like a bird nowhere to

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