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Controling men drive woman to insanity Essay

  • Submitted by: nickiefer3
  • on December 15, 2008
  • Category: English
  • Length: 1,144 words

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Mary and the women of “The Yellow Wallpaper” are both victims of controlling men and the undermined of women at the time these stories take place.   In which in both cases plays a major role in driving these women into insanity.   These women both find an escape from reality to some sort of comfort.   They both find a way of using these imprisoned situations to create a place of happiness.   To others, these actions are looked upon as insanity but in both situations, there are only two ways of escaping their realism; insanity or death.   And in both cases these women chose” insanity”.   I say “insanity” because to us, the readers, they may appear to be insane but for these women it was their only place of contentment.  
These women have nothing but the odds of the way society viewed women against them.   They are in a period of time where women has very little say in what takes place in their household or even in their town.   It is a time where men have total control of their families.   Mary for one lived with her father whom had the impression that no man was ever good enough for his daughter.   She lives a very sheltered life; therefore, Mary ends up alone and in some ways unaware of how to survive in the real world.   With this limited knowledge and experience, after her father passes, Mary continued to live avoiding the want or need to become a part of society.   She refuses to change with time so as the neighborhood modernizes Mary’s home remains old and weathered, she does not pay her house taxes, never cleans her home, and for no apparent reason for needing him anymore; keeps her servant around until the very end.   It is very unclear whether she knows that her father is actually owed money by the town or she just used this as an excuse to avoid having to pay her taxes. However, it is obvious that the town continue to allow Mary to carry out this oblivious way of life.   In contrast, if this was in a different time Mary could have gone against her father’s wishes and...

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