13 November 17
Loneliness to Insanity and Instability
The two short stories “A Rose for Emily'' by William Faulkner and “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman are about the life of abused women in a male-dominated culture composed from a feminist point of view. The female characters portrayed in those stories are dehumanized and constrained into isolation by the domineering and oppressive male authorities in each of their lives. Despite the fact that, they're composed with a similar viewpoint and during a similar period. The stories are comparable through the ladies exhibited in both of the stories encounter moments of insanity, loneliness, sentiments of being controlled by others, and a loss of psychological self-control. The themes of the stories are love and hate. In spite of the likenesses, these stories also have various contrasts. For instance, the depiction of the characters in the two stories is very different. One of the significant difference is the perspective in which these stories are narrated as “The Yellow Wallpaper” is written somehow in autobiographical fashion whereas “A Rose for Emily'' is penned down in the third person point of view. By analyzing the narrator's point of view, Imagery, the characters, and the setting of each of the stories, the readers will have a better comprehension of the struggles for each protagonist experience and the expectations of women in society during the time each novel was composed.
In the stories “A Rose For Emily” by William Faulkner, and “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, discuss how two women are encountering the same emotional situations they need to persevere. Both of these stories express the emotional and physical trials the characters have to endure on an everyday basis. In the story “The Yellow Wallpaper” it demonstrates a woman who is persecuted and is suffering from depression and loneliness. Likewise, In “A Rose for Emily” we see the endeavor of maintaining a tradition and struggling with depression. Both of the stories resemble wild changes and the battles of acknowledgment the characters face amid those changes. In Faulkner’s story, Emily Grierson begins as an innovative, optimistic young woman who turns into this murderous, secretive old lady. Faulkner views the society in his story as having a traditional and unbending mental state of mind. For most of her life, Emily was not just protected and controlled by her dad; she additionally dealt with the mental abuse that accompanied his overbearing identity. The outcome of her not completely encountering life and her dad's dominance results in Emily's powerlessness to adapt to current society and lead a typical stable life. According to Faulkner "After her father's death, she went out very little after her sweetheart went away, people hardly saw her at all" (Faulkner 433). Emilly spent most of her life hidden from the rest of the world by her wealthy Southern father. After her...