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Women Taking Control Essay

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How have women’s roles changed in the last 100 years. Women’s roles have changed in many ways they went from being housewives and nannies to being leaders of industries and some are even on the front lines in the military. The stories “Story of an Hour” and “The Yellow Wallpaper” are stories about insane women from around the 1900’s. These two women are driven insane by many things in “The Yellow Wallpaper” her husband thought she was ill and she was and they went away for the summer and the stayed in a large house and he wouldn’t let her have the room she wanted and made her sleep in a room that she hates. In the story “Story of an Hour” she had thought her husband was dead and was sad at ...view middle of the document...

The story “Story of an Hour” is about Mrs. Mallard a woman with a heart condition. They believe her husband to be dead so they have to slowly tell her the news because they don’t want to startle her. The man who told her said “He had only taken the time to assure himself of its truth by a second telegram, and had hastened to forestall any less careful, less tender friend in bearing the sad message.” “When the storm of grief had spent in self she went away to her room alone. She would have no one follow her” .At first she is sad because she loved her husband but he was a little controlling. Then she starts to think of all the freedom she will have since he is dead. “There would be no one to live for during those coming years; she would live for herself”. Then someone knocks on the door and behind the man who knocked was her husband he didn’t die. Then she dies because of the sadness because she was free and then he came back.
These stories are very similar in many ways one way is that both of the stories have an insane woman as the...

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