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The Yellow Wallpaper

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Using examples from all of the texts from this specific unit compare and contrast the conflicts that drive these struggles of the main characters. Look for similarities and look for differences within those similarities. Look for differences and look for similarities within those differences.

     In the story “The yellow wall paper” the main character struggles due to her husband oppression and she suffers herself until getting mental ill. She is put by her husband on a nursery home to be taking care of, but her fear, anxiety and necessity of communication and comprehension from her husband and with the outside world doesn’t make her any better “I sometimes fancy that in my condition if I had less opposition and more society stimulus-but John says that very worst thing I can do to think about my condition and confess it always makes me feel bad” (507). She is stalwartly hoping to be taken out of the nursery but she had never confronted her husband. “I wish I could get better” (509). “But I most not think about that” (509).The yellow wallpaper found in the character’s bedroom grabbed her attention since she first saw it. She found a resemblance of her life and what the wallpaper represents. She wants to be in her own stated of mind again, but her husband is going to take her physician fro nervous disorder if she doesn’t get better “John says if I don’t pick up faster he shall send me to Weir Mitchell in the fall” (511). She wishes to be cure but her fears to John don’t allow her to have a confrontation with him. She is very afraid of him and as a consequence, she keeps focusing in the wall paper as a way of escaping from that life that she has.
     “The Gilded six-bits” is a story of love, infidelity, and pardon. Joe has a modest but cheerful home. Newlywed, he and his wife Missie May have a joyful and unpretentious life; until a polished and stylish stranger enters into their community demolish their marriage. The infidelity and disloyalty is what makes the main character struggles. Missie May have a relationship with an affluent gay that had moved into their neighborhood “Oh Joe, honey, he said he wuz gointer give me dat gold money and he jes’ kept on after me” (1278). That was her excuse for the infidelity. Even though Joe was wounded, he never left his wife, “She loved him too much, but she could not understand why Joe didn’t leave her” (1279). They were separated for a short period of time, but after she had her baby, they got back together and start leaving the life that they have had before. The forgiveness is what makes the main character get over his struggles days of feeling dishonest, disloyalted and treachered.
     In contrast to the two stories, the reasons why characters struggle in “A silver Dish” are dissimilar. In “A silver dish”, there is more than one character that represents the struggles of the story. Woody, one of the protagonists represents the...

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