The Yellow Wallpaper Essay | Student Essay

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Loneliness and Despair: Recurrent Themes in Literature

Summary: A comparison of Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper" and John Steinbeck's "The Chrysanthemums," which explores the relationship between the two short stories and how these themes are woven through out. Both authors utilize heavy imagery in their stories about women in unhappy marriages to convey the vast amounts of loneliness and unhappiness that these women feel.
Not much is worse than feeling all alone in the world, feeling like no one cares or understands. The complete emptiness of being solitary for long periods of time is enough to drive someone crazy; enough to make up imaginary people living with in the confines of a room. It is enough to force an older woman to put complete confidence in a stranger that probably doesn't care at all. Lack of attention from a husband can be one of the worst forms of loneliness for a woman to endure.

Every detail of both "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and "The Chrysanthemums" by John Steinbeck drips in loneliness and solitude. These stories, so similar in theme, leave the audience with a feeling of complete and total desolation. Both authors know how to use their words to convey the intense feelings of...

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