Actions of the Opressed - Braun 1 Libby Braun 29 February 2016 Dr Wilson Essay#1 Actions of the Oppressed Incorporated in the stories The Yellow

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Braun 1 Libby Braun 29 February 2016 Dr. Wilson Essay #1 Actions of the Oppressed Incorporated in the stories “The Yellow Wallpaper” written by Charlotte Gilman, and “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner are qualities of similarities and differences. These stories contain numerous similarities in characterization, setting and symbolism. A major difference between these two stories is the point of view they are written in. Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily” is written in third person, while Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” is in first person. These stories resemble the heartache of unacceptance and uncontrollable forces in life. Simply because of the era in which they lived these women were forced into solitude. Emily’s father refused all of her suitors; the narrator of “The Yellow Wallpaper” husband excludes her from the world. Eventually, Emily begins to live a solitary life trapped in the house her father left her, and the narrator in Gilman’s story is a delusional woman confined in her bedroom. The main characters in these stories are the product of negative male influences and their insanity is intermixed with occasional feelings of love for those same men. Both writers make it clear their characters’ problems are a direct result of male dominance while their rage is displayed and resolved in different ways. The women in the stories are torn between love and
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