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1. In "The Yellow Wallpaper," the author explores the theme of how society defines sickness and health. Explain what the commonly held view of sickness and health is in this story. Include at least two specific details from the story that develop this theme. (15 points) The story was based in the early times. Women weren't seen as much, not so much as they were. It was a man’s world, really. So, when a woman is mentally ill and in need of medical attention, we can already predict that she will not be treated to the right standard in which she should. She claims that,” John is a physician, and PERHAPS — (I would not say it to a living soul, of course, but this is dead paper and a great relief to my mind) — PERHAPS that is one reason I do not get well faster.” He does not believe her, she says. She also says, “You see he does not believe I am sick!” This really shows that women were not taken seriously. 2. In "The Chrysanthemums," the character of Elisa is different at the end of the story than she is at the beginning of the story. Describe Elisa as she is characterized at the beginning of the story.

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