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The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and The Story of An Hour by Kate Chopin presents two women Louise and Charlotte who tries to overcome their controlling husbands to achieve individual freedom The stories were both feminist Websters dictionary defines feminism as the belief that women should have economic political and social equality with men In these two stories the women fight for social equality with men as they struggle to have the freedom to do what they want In The Yellow Wallpaper the narrator suffers from a mental disorder instead of helping her recover he refuses to acknowledge her problem John is a physician and perhaps--I would not say it to a living soul of course but this is dead paper and a great relief to my mind - perhaps that is one reason I do not get well faster You see he does not believe I am sick And what can one do If a physician of high standing and ones own husband assures friends and relatives that there is really nothing the matter with one but temporary nervous depression - a slight hysterical tendency - what is one to do My brother is also a physician and also of high standing and he says the same thing Gilman 431 It is frustrating to the narrator to have her husband and brother to dismiss her illness as a mere temporary condition It is a false and foolish fancyGilman 437 He believes that putting her in confinement would cure her problem but he does not even understand her illness He is a physician so he only understands physical illnesses Yet he jumps to the conclusion that she has no sickness and she has to accept it because he is a man of high standing This assumption does not help her sickness in fact Jane the narrator believes that its the reason why she cannot get better But it is pointless for her to
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