Essay Comparing The Yellow Wallpaper And Story Of An Hour

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In the story “The Yellow Wallpaper” the author sets the mood that a couple is going away on a vacation in a mansion. “The Story of an Hour” is set up as a wife is home waiting for her husband to come home from work. The main character in both stories are women that mainly sit in one room of their house. The authors of both stories have similar and different background sitting places in the stories. In the “The Yellow Wallpaper” the author tries to convince the reader that a husband and wife is going on a vacation. As the reader, gets deeper in the story the character might be in a mental institution. According to the author, “Then the floor is scratched and gouged and splintered, the plaster itself is dug out here and there, and this great heavy bed which is all we found in the room, looks as if it had been through the wars”(Gilman 383). The character describes the room as if somebody has been in the room tearing the room apart. Reading the story as if somebody crazy was in the room and trying to escape. The room seems as a jail which she spends most of her time during the day.…show more content…
Mallard as a lady with a heart illness. The reader thinks she is an older women due to her illness to find out that she is really a young lady. Chopin states, “She was young, with a fair, calm face, whose lines bespoken repression and even a certain strength” (202). The condition that Mrs. Mallard has would seem to happen to an older person and not a young person. As her family and friends find out that a horrible tragedy has happen to her husband. Want to break it down to her carefully due to her illness. Mrs. Mallard knows that her husband is dead and she goes to her room to think about what is going to happen next. While in her room, she thinks of what her life would be like now as a free

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