"The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and "The Story of An Hour" by Kate Chopin presents two women, Louise and Charlotte, who tries to overcome their controlling husbands to achieve individual freedom. The stories were both feminist. Webster's dictionary defines feminism as the belief that women should have economic, political, and social equality with men. In these two stories, the women fight for social equality with men as they struggle to have the freedom
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her hopes and dreams of freedom as her own woman.
The stories "The Yellow Wallpaper" and "The Story of An Hour" deal with the suppression of women by males typical of the time period, late 1800s. It was a time of oppression for women, they were expected to conform to her husband's ideal and live under his control. The women in the stories tries to overcome their controlling husbands and struggles for their individual freedom.