Comparison and Contrast of the Yellow Wallpaper and the Rose for Emily

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Paris Claypool Eng 120 Essay 1 06/12/2010 A Rose for Emily and The Yellow Wallpaper “A Rose for Emily’’ By William Faulkner and “The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman,” are two short stories that both incorporate qualities of similarities and difference. Both of the short stories are about how and why these women changed for lunacy. These women are forced into solitude because of the fact that they are women. Emily’s father rejects all of her mates; the husband of Gilman Narrator (John) isolates her from stimulation of any kind. Emily is a recluse trapped in a depreciated home and the narrator in Gilman’s story is a delusional woman confined to her bedroom. These…show more content…
Not only did Emily Poison him, but gray hairs was found next to his skeleton, revealing that she had been sleeping with a corpse for years. People thought that anyone in their right mind would not do such a thing as sleep with a corpse, especially for that long. Emily's stubbornness to accommodate to the new town officials and their request of taxes supports the argument that Emily is unable to deal with conflicts because she is unable to let go of the past. Along with her refusal to pay taxes, Emily murders Homer Barron, which also emphasizes her inability to be alone or to deal with pain and rejection. At this point Emily is trying to stop time, and embrace the joyous moment she has with Homer still there with her. The killing of Homer, gives Emily the feeling that she has a relationship with a man that she can never be with for a long time . Both Stores were written by different authors in 100 years time difference, they still reflect the same injustice that was inflicted on women in the late 1800s, The two stories are different by how the stories were written and the personalities of the women were different. The two stories compare by the women coming from social standing families and being pushed into insanity by the men who were suppose to be protecting them. It does not seem ironic, that "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner would be placed in the same section of the book of Fiction. The
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