Disappointment In Yellow Wallpaper And Story Of An Hour

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Brianna Nicolas Professor Gold English 203 12/2/14 Disappointment is the feeling of dissatisfaction that follows the failure of expectations or hopes to manifest. Similar to regret, it differs in that a person feeling regret focuses primarily on the personal choices that contributed to a poor outcome, while a person feeling disappointment focuses on the outcome itself. Both the narrator, Jane, in The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Mrs. Mallard in Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin experienced situations that eventually lead up to each of them having been let down. These authors not only use the sequence of events to display to the audience how both Jane and Mrs. Mallard experienced this disappointment, but give key elements as to why the feeling of disappointment was justified.…show more content…
At the beginning of the story, Jane battles with nervous depression. Her husband John belittled both her illness and her thoughts and concerns regarding it. John was a doctor, and he was the one responsible for her treatment. As part of her treatment, Jane was confined to an abandoned house, was required to have the most minimal level of activity, and was specifically forbidden to work or write. She began to get discouraged when John continued to use his occupation to manipulate her into believing that he knew everything and was only doing what was best for her. She believed such tasks she was forbidden to do would remedy her illness; she even kept a secret journal so which allowed her to write whenever she

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