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Freedom for Women in The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gillman as well as The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin 'The Yellow Wallpaper' by Charlotte Perkins Gillman and 'The Story of an Hour' by Kate Chopin are just two feminist functions in which liberation is the overlying theme. Both of the primary characters achieve freedom from their husbands' oppression in such short stories; however, independence is simply accomplished through insanity in 'The Yellow Wallpaper' and death from 'The Story of an Hour.' The girls in these tales are seen as very strong, as they do anything is required to free themselves from the oppressive holds of their husbands. Their strength proves these two short stories very powerful works of feminism. Oppression is chief in the accomplishment of liberation in both brief stories. Both of the narrators are oppressed by their own husbands, although they want to be joyful, it's impossible on account of the way they are treated by their partners. In ? The Yellow Wallpaper,? John, the nameless narrator?s husband, confines his wife to a room with barred windows and hideous yellow background because she is ill. He does not allow her to exert herself physically or mentally, prevents her from visiting her friends and family and keeps her under extreme scrutiny. While isolated in this area, she starts to go mad, believing that the background is watching her, and she thinks she's a prisoner inside it. The narrator proves that her husband is oppressive when she reveals how afraid she is of him. She says, ? There comes John, and I must put this away?he hates to have me write a word? (Gillman 41). Likewise, in Kate Chopin?s ? The Story of an Hour? It's perceived that the primary character Louise Mallard is oppre...