Analysis Of The Yellow Wall-Paper And The Fall Of The House Of Usher

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Can architecture truly shape the mental healths of an individual? This question has been brought into light from the novels The Yellow Wall-Paper and The Fall of the House of Usher. The relationship of the main character's mental health to the architecture of the setting in both novels shows a deterioration in character health. The Yellow Wallpaper novel is taken place in a nursery and the wallpaper is described as irritating and provoking. In Fall of the House of Usher, the novel is taken house where you feel a sense of insufferable gloom. The health of the characters can be depicted from these areas and creates a scene of disorder and insanity. In the novel, The Yellow Wall-Paper, the narrator is introduced to the audience as someone who seems normal. She has a husband and a child as well. The narrator begins writing her journal and explaining to us that she has been taken into a summer vacation home wit her husband. She at first describes the house to be an more expensive place and questions their ability to purchase the house. However, she soon begins to explain to us her disorder and how her husband John and her brother as well, doesn't believe in her disorder. John gives her a simple treatment and solution to her issues, he explains to his wife that the treatment she will receive is to do nothing active and that she will get better if she stays in her room in the attic. This room is described as “It was nursery first and then playroom and gymnasium, I should judge;
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