The Yellow Wallpaper and Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been

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Comparison of the characterization in "The Yellow Wallpaper" and "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" In the two short stories, "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" by Joyce Carol Oates, the narrator of "The Yellow Wallpaper" and Connie from "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" both deal with some eerie situations. In "The Yellow Wallpaper" written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the narrator suffers from nervous depression which causes her to stay locked in this room doing nothing active until she actually goes hopelessly insane. The short story, "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" written by Joyce Carol Oates, Connie deals with a stranger named Arnold…show more content…
One of the more strange things of this story is when Arnold sees Connie after the movie theatre, he says that he knew she was the one for him and he wants Connie so badly. Arnold Friend eventually becomes more threatening and if Connie does not listen to him, he will do something absolutely terrible to her family when they arrive back home after their barbeque. Connie is frightened. She runs to grab the telephone from the front door. In this short time frame, something terrible happens. Connie starts to sweat profusely, she sweats and screams for her mother because she needs help. She eventually ends up sitting on the floor absolutely terrified, shocked and even stunned. All of what Arnold Friend does is just flat out creepy, sketchy and even frightening. In this short story written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, "The Yellow Wallpaper", there aer these two different patterns of wallpaper up on the wall that the narrator resides in. The sub-pattern is one of those patterns that definitely appears to be a woman who tries her best to escape out from behind the main pattern of the wallpapers. In this story, the narrator; whom is not named, sees this same woman in the sub-pattern of the wallpaper. She sees this person in the wallpaper creeping or even lurking around in the day when she is able to escape for a little bit, while at night time the narrator sees her shaking the bars violently as if she is trying to get out of the wallpaper. In this
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