A Rose For Emily And The Yellow Wallpaper
Compare and Contrast: A Rose for Emily and The Yellow Wallpaper
William Faulkner?s ?A Rose for Emily?, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman?s ?The Yellow Wallpaper,? are two short stories both incorporate qualities of similarities and differences. Both of the short stories are about how and why a woman changed from loneliness to lunacy. These women are forced into solitude merely because of the era they are woman. Emily?s father rejects all of her prospective mates; the husband of Gilman?s narrator isolates her from stimulation of any kind. Eventually, Emily is a recluse trapped in a deprecated home, and the narrator in Gilman?s story is a delusional woman confined to her bedroom. These stories both entail numerous similarities in the characterization, setting, and symbolism. A major difference of these two short stories is the point of view they are written in. A Rose for Emily is written in third person and The Yellow Wallpaper, is in first person, which creates two extremely different outlooks.
The women in Faulkners “A Rose for Emily” and Gilmans “The Yellow Wallpaper” are driven insane because they feel confined by the men in their lives. They retreat into their own respective worlds as an escape
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