Name Tutor Course Response to Argument 1 and 3 Argument 1 This argument is true because according to the unnamed narrator her husband John a physician fails to listen to her and treats her like a kid and is forced to take the male good” (648). She suffers defeat in all her arguments with John for example she attempts to convince John to remove the wallpaper but her suggestion is dismissed because her husband finds it fanciful. Works Cited Stetson Charlotte Perkins. The Yellow Wall-Paper. 1982 pp. 547-656. [...]
Directions: Choose two of the 4 Arguments to consider and write about for today’s Journal assignment. You will want to provide at least two text details, with relevant parenthetical citation, to support your analysis of each argument. Entries shouldd be at least 2-3 paragraphs. Argument 1 "The Yellow Wallpaper" is a story that allows us to view male doctors as misguided. Use the details from the story to argue that the narrator's husband is controlling and insensitive, purposing confining his wife in order to force her to be dependent on him. Argument 2 "The Yellow Wallpaper" is a story that presents two people who are both trapped in their gender roles. The narrator is a wife who is frustrated because she can't communicate what she really things and wants. Her husband, John, is a well-known doctor who isn't quite sure how to help her. Use the story to support this interpretation and give both the narrator and her husband the benefit of the doubt. Is the Narrator Triumphant or is she Defeated? Argument 3 "The Yellow Wallpaper" is a story about a woman who is confined and silenced. In the end, she is defeated as she finally gives in to madness and is found creeping along the floor of the room. Use the story to support that interpretation that she became completely dependent on her husband and was reduced to an infantile state. Argument 4 "The Yellow Wallpaper" is a story about a woman, who though she is confined and silenced, triumphs. In the end, she achieves a greater sense of self as she acts out her madness. Use details from the story to argue that when the narrator creeps along the floor of the room, causes her husband to faint, and crawls over his body, she overcomes both her confinement and her silencing. She triumphs over her husband and male-dominated society.