Love And Marriage Essay

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“Like a river flows so surely to the sea darling, so it goes some things are meant to be.” In literature there have been a copious amount of works that can be attributed to the theme of love and marriage. These works convey the thoughts and actions in which we as people handle every day, and are meant to depict how both love and marriage can effect one’s life. This theme is evident in both “The Storm” by Kate Chopin and “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Gilman; both stories have the underlying theme of love and marriage, but are interpreted in different ways. Both in “The Storm” and in “The Yellow Wallpaper,” the women are the main focus of the story. In “The Storm” you have Calixta, a ...view middle of the document...

The narrator of the “Yellow Wallpaper” is a prisoner because of how her husband treats her; his actions that are meant to be helpful to his wife in all actuality end up being detrimental to her health. All that she wants is the freedom that she had in the past, to accomplish the things that she used to do but everyone insist on telling her that she needs to rest—rest in that room with the yellow wallpaper is all she needs. Much like Calixta her wishes and desires go unmet, while she sees all these “creeping women” who do and go wherever they please. She uses the women to manifest her own freedom—the women getting bolder and bolder with each passing day. This continues until finally she can’t take it and she is ready to do whatever she wants by any means necessary. Even her husband’s collapsed body that is lies on the ground before her is not enough to stop her as she creeps over his body with each passing revolution.
Where similarity lies between these two stories, one can also find the differences that each story has. In “The Storm” Calixta’s husband and son are...

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