The Cage That Binds Us Essay

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Hector M. Vega

Akia Jackson

Interpretation of Lit.

9/21/2016

The Cage That Binds Us

According the Oxford dictionary liberation is defined as the action of setting someone free from imprisonment, slavery, or oppression; release. This word can be best represented in the symbolism in both short stories, Story of an Hour by Choppin and The Yellow Wallpaper by Gilman, but freedom for both the protagonist have very different meaning for what it means to be free is a very subjective term based on the cage in which restricts oneself to fill one 's desires. The two stories are similar in the way both women are oppressed by their husbands and how they both find a way to escape but both characters are being oppressed and different ways and I will be analyzing what means they are being oppressed and how they both find a way to escape their oppressors along with how this can be related in a lot of real life examples.

It’s a universal truth that women have always been mistreated and undermined by men throughout culture and society. Whether or not people accept this allegation can be determined on personal experience and privilege, even within marriage there has always been the stereotype that women would stay home and take care of the children while the men “brought home the bacon” as the saying goes, but then that leaves the question what do we have to live for if that is the basis of what a marriage is supposed to be. Just like in the Story of an Hour that is how the
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