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In the short story The Yellow Wallpaper written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman we enter a story that is a cry for freedom This story is about a woman who fights for her right to express what she feels and fights for her right to do what she wants to do The narrator in this short story is a woman whose husband loves her very much but oppresses her to the point where she cannot take it anymore This story revolves around the main character her oppressed life and her search for freedom There are many male influences in this womans life and although they may mean no harm they eventually push her over the edge The main characters husband John and her brother are well-known physicians They use their power to control the main character whose name we never learn to feel what they think a woman should feel For example the woman tells the men she is sick but they believe differently John is a physician and perhaps that is one reason that I do not get well faster You see he does not believe I am sick The men under the impression that what they say goes and therefore the woman has no illustrates that the men are in control If they strongly believe nothing is wrong then nothing must be wrong It is a feeling of self-satisfaction the men feel when they are superior to the woman The main character knows John loves her but it is the oppression she feels that bothers her so Her husband expresses his love for her but at the same time imposes his will on her He hinders her from having our own thoughts John is very careful and loving and hardly lets me stir without special direction The last few words of this quote show how John did not let her have any freedom because he was always there John acts as if he knows
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