Physican Assisted Sucide

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Females Finding Freedom 2 Females Finding Freedom The stories The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman ( 1892), The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin (1894), and A White Heron by Sarah Orne Jewett (1886) show the struggles that females had to overcome in the eigthteen hundreds to the nineteen hundreds. Females during this time period were expected to obey and not to question men. Females struggle to obey the men in thier lives but yet find freedom as evidence by the young wife struggleing to obey her husband John and yet…show more content…
Mrs. Mallard learns that her husband really didnt die in the train accident and she herself ends up dying of shock. Chopin leads the readers to think that she would rather die then be forced to live under the bond of marriage. " when the doctors came they said she had died of heart disease-of joy that kills" ( Chopin, 1894, 61). In A White Heron Sylvia stuggled in town to be happy and find herself. It wasnt till she came to live with her grandmother that she started to find a since of freedom within herself. One day while Sylvia was admiring the outdoors and walking home the cow she was greated by a young man. This young man was looking for a specific bird known as a white heron. He offered to pay anyone ten dollars that could show him the nest of the white heron. Sylvia and her grandmother were poor and could use the money. Sylvia had seen the bird before and had every intention on helping the young man find it. When she discovers that the heron has a family she decides that she can not help the young man any more. "She remembers how the white heron came flying through the golden air and how they watched the sea and the morning together, and Sylvia cannot speak; she cannot tell the heron's secret and give its life away" ( Jewett, 1886, 59). Sylvia spends time with the heron and feels like they are friends. "Were the birds better friends than their hunters might have been,- who can tell? Whatever

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