Comparison of The Story of an Hour, The Yellow Wallpaper and I Stand Here Ironing – Discussion:
In three of the poem, there is the discussion about comparison of The Story of an Hour, The Yellow Wallpaper and I Stand Here Ironing and about the women as they are bounded in the society and it is true they do not have the freedom. Poems have discussed that women have to struggles in life, they can be restricted by husbands and may do not have the strength to live life in their own way, men influenced on women. However, in the poem “The Story of an Hour”, Mrs. Mallard was died with shock when she saw her husband because in her life she ruled her and when she heard the news of his death she think to enjoy freedom (Anonym, 2010). Moreover, in the poem “The Yellow Wallpaper”, the women act as child because she was in control of her husband, her husband locked her in the room and she become familiar with those yellow patches. She had the depression because the key factor in the story was a child (Dock, 2010). Thus, in the poem “I Stand Here Ironing” there is a struggle of women, which she did for her daughter when her husband left her or gone (Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016).
In the stories there is the dominance of male or men, as they tried to rule on women. Truth of the societies is reflected as the men still has the dominance. Moreover, the poems are different because women in them in different, as Mrs. Mallard and young women, compromised on the fate, but mother of Emily struggled in life and showed the courage, which further her daughter learned from her.
- Anonym. (2010). “The Story of an Hour” – Kate Chopin’s Voice . GRIN Verlag.
- Dock, J. B. (2010). Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s the Yellow Wall-paper and the History of Its Publication and Reception: A Critical Edition and Documentary Casebook. Penn State Press.
- Gale, Cengage Learning. (2016). A Study Guide for Tillie Olsen’s “I Stand Here Ironing”. Gale, Cengage Learning.