Friday, February 1, 2019
Loneliness to Insanity and Madness in A Rose for Emily and The Yellow W
From Loneliness to Insanity in A travel for Emily and The Yellow Wall-Paper In The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir states that within a patriarchal society wo objet dart does not enjoy the dignity of being a person she herself forms a part of the patrimony of a creation first of her grow, then of her husband (82-3). Both Emily Grierson in William Faulkners A Rose for Emily and the cashier of Charlotte Perkins Gilmans The Yellow Wall-Paper argon forced into solitude simply because they are women. Emilys father rejects all of her prospective mates the husband of Gilmans narrator isolates her from excitant of any kind. Eventually, Emily is a recluse trapped in a deprecated home, and the narrator in Gilmans story is a delusional woman confined to her bed. A study of the characterization and setting of A Rose for Emily and The Yellow Wall-Paper demonstrates how the autocratic nature of patriarchy drives the women in both stories insane. The patrimony of a man destroys Emily as he r father smothers her with his over-protectiveness. He prevents her from courting anyone as none of the junior men were quite good enough for Miss Emily and such (82). When her father dies, Emily refuses to acknowledge his death With nothing left, she . . . had to cling to that which had robbed her (83). When she finally begins a kin after his death, she unfortunately falls for Homer Baron who liked m... ...Jellife. capital of Japan Kenkyusha, 1956. ---. Faulkner in the University. Ed. Frederick L. Gwynn and Joseph L. Blotner. Charlottesville U of Virginia P, 1959. ---. A Rose for Emily. Literature Reading, Reacting, Writing. Ed. Laurie G. Kirszner and Stephen R. Mandell. 3rd ed. Orlando Harcourt, 1997. 80-87. Gilman, Charlotte Perkins. why I Wrote The Yellow Wall-Paper. The Forerunner. October 1913. Online. An American Literature Survey Site. 14 November 1998. visible(prenominal) HTTP www.cwrl.utexas.edu/daniel/amlit/index.html ---. The Yellow Wall-Paper. Literature Reading , Reacting, Writing. Ed. Laurie G. Kirszner and Stephen R. Mandell. 3rd ed. Orlando Harcourt, 1997. 160-73.