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Feminism is an ideology aimed at establishing defining and defending equal economic political and social rights for women The Yellow Wallpaper and The Story of an Hour both deal with female isolationism Both females from the stories desire the freedom to explore the world on their own While one wishes to break free from the shackles of marriage the other sought for freedom from the confines of a mans world Two women from different stories share the same contrast and similarities The two female protagonists both had similar purposes the narrators purpose was to save people from being driven crazy and Louis purpose was to show how woman struggle in the confinements of marriage Though they have similar purposes Chopins story is told in third person and shows more of how women struggle through marriage She also showed women that there is more to life if unmarried The female protagonist of Chopins story felt trapped by her husband and only felt free when he was gone because she was able to detect the loophole in the restrictions that women faced in marriage The irony of this story is that she died due to loss of joy rather than dying of joy when her newfound life was swiftly taken away the moment her dead husband walked through the door While Gilmans is told as a dairy entry in first person she shows more of her own personal struggle and what women had to go through if they were thought to be sick The protagonist in Gilmans story shows that the narrators husband would not let her live a normal life due to her condition The narrator had to lose herself in order to understand herself She was finally able to break free of her marriage her society and her mind but she had to sacrifice a lotLouise Mallard is an intelligent independent woman who understands the right way for women to behave however her
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