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super wallpaper lady

Super Yellow Wallpaper Women A hero is defined as "a mythological or legendary figure often of divine descent endowed with great strength or ability" (MW). Throughout literature a male character is usually blessed with the heroic role. "The Yellow Wallpaper" appears to contradict that statement. The narrator in this story tries to overcome and destroy women's oppression. She appears to be mentally unstable and so it is hard to distinguish her as a heroic figure. Although the narrator in "The Yellow Wallpaper" appears to be loosing her mind she is in actuality a magnificent hero in disguise. A hero must have an evil villain. A villain's main objective is to find the hero's weak spot and cause a lot of chaos in their life. The hero must stop this villain and make him cease his evil ways. In the story, John, the narrator's husband, a physician, appears to take the roll of the villain. He is not actually out to harm his wife but he will not use all of his resources to help her like a normal husband should. The husband just will not listen to his wife. She claimed that she was very sick but he thought otherwise. The narrator says: "If a physician of high standing, and one's own husband, assures friends and relatives that there is really nothing the matter with one but temporary nervous depression-a slight hysterical tendency-what is one to do"(1213)? The narrator believed that the house they were living in was a major contribution to her illness but her plea, was ignored. The narrator says "I really was not gaining here and I wish he would take me away" (1218). John's not listening to the narrator is an ideal characteristic of an evil villain. The real reason why she was sick was because something inside her wanted to get out. The evil villain husband appears to be holding our hero hostage, not letting her trapped soul escape. In the end the narrator rips down her wallpaper to offset her villain. The narrator say...

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