Deathis a serious issue that should not be taken for granted by anyindividual regardless of the factors that led to the death of aparticular individual. In the film "The Yellow Wallpaper"and "Trifles," there is a narration about the death of Mr.Wright by his wife. Based on this perspective, a scholarly article“Feminist Criticism, "TheYellow Wallpaper," and the Politics of Color in America”by Lanser was chosen to be used in supporting the arguments presentedin the case.Despitethe fact that the reasons that contributed to the murder of Mr.Wright by his wife could be justified, murder was not the onlysolution. It is therefore essential to understand the differentreasons that could have persuaded Mrs. Wright to commit such acts asthey are inhuman.The killing of Mr. Wright was a well-orchestrated murder that Mrs.Wright executed due to the feeling of pain and loneliness in theirfamilies. Her behaviors did not warrant actions however she showedsome form of pain and urge to retaliate on her husband.
Theslaying of Mr. Wright was murder because it was initiated by Mrs.Wright to kill her husband since was very demoralized by her husband.For instance, she failed to give birth to any child that couldprovide her with some form of upkeep hence, she felt so much lonelythat she could not easily contain the level of pain that she felt inher heart. For instance, the issue of bird that was taken away fromher by the husband made her feel terrible with lots of pain and hencefelt that the only way she could relieve such kind of agony would bethrough murdering her husband. She wished that she could be releasedfrom prison. Accordingto the author of the scholarly article, Lanser (415), many peoplecriticize women even though they actually do not know the kind oflife that many women go through in their day to day lives.
Itis essential for Mrs. Wright to serve the entire period that she hadbeen awarded to spend in the court of law. Nevertheless, as a woman,some forms of sympathy should be shown towards her to help hercontinue with her life. She might have committed such inhuman act dueto the painful feelings that she felt during as a result of thebehavior of the husband who also took her birds thus leaving her inlonely condition. The killing of her bird by the husband alsoprovoked her, and she only saw it wise to kill him. Living a lonelylife might turn to be dangerous and oppressing to the woman, and thebird was the only form of entertainment and company for her.Lanser also stressed on the kind of perception that makes men to viewwomen negatively despite the numerous efforts made by women to ensurethat they effectively work within the society.
Asa result, the killing of the murder left her with nothing to help herend oppression from incurring such kind of pain. The gender of anyindividual should not warrant any action by a person engaging incriminal activity. Therefore, despite the fact that Mrs. Wright hasfelt the pain due to the loneliness she had, it should not be thereason to warrant such action of killing her husband. She should,therefore, take responsibility for her act to ensure that justiceprevails in the court of law. It will serve as a sign of warning toany other individual who might have planned to engage in such actionswithin the society. She should, therefore, be punished according tothe laws of the land as it will help in the restoration of the law inthe society without victimizing any individual.
Additionally,Mrs. Wright was a euphoric girl before marrying Mr. Wright this wasa type of ironical perspective owing to the disturbing and coldbehavior of the husband. Mr. Wright did some unethical things to Mrs.Wright by isolating her in different points of view. For instance,she was separated regarding her home location as well as her lack ofchildren and rejection of a telephone call from her. Despite the factthat Mrs. Wright never had anything good to boast of hence itillustrates that Mr. Wright behaved in an aggressive and adverse waytowards the wife. The wife of Mr. Wright resembled a caged bird henceher canary was a sign of her freedom and youth that brought lots ofjoy to her however when the bird was taken away from her she feltlike it was a sign of degradation.
Inthe modern period, women just did not divorce hence, she wascompelled to remain in her marriage regardless of the aggressivenessof the husband. As a result, when the husband snapped the neck of herbird, it was a sign of emotional letdown because she felt that shehad lost a lot of resources and happiness in her life. Lenseralso supported revenge missions of women who are normally compelledto take such actions as a sign of retaliation on an individual whohas committed such unworthy behaviors on them. She advisedindividuals not to continue criticizing women due to the fact thatwomen are very essential in the coexistence of families withindifferent societies.Wright because she felt guilty about failing to visit Mrs. Wrightduring her times of need. She thought that she might have contributedto the killing of Mr. Wright due to her failure to pay a visit toMrs. Wright.
Lateron, they disclosed the evidence on the murder since men wereconsidered very superior within the society during that era and hencethey ought to show some form of loyalty and empathy on the lives ofthe individual. The women who were involved in the case offeredsupport to each to each other since they felt the oppression that wasinitiated against them by their husbands. Despite the fact that thecase of killing Mr. Wright is murder, it is very understandable onthe reasons behind the hiding of the evidence on the assassination.Itis attributed to the fact that women usually feel that revenge is thebest way to deal with the issue of oppression that majority of womenwithin the society faced (Lanser 415).
Thefeeling by Mrs. Wright about caging by her husband that denied herthe freedom to move freely contributed to the killing of Mrs. Wright.She felt that her husband had restrained her life and she could notmove freely but only cage herself within her homestead. It is afeeling that many housewives within different societies felt whenthey were only supposed to undertake household chores and should notengage in any other activity (Martin736).Mrs. Wright felt very desperate about her freedoms, and eventually,she opted to kill husband to gain that freedom in her life. There aremany instances of such cases, which have been observed in manysocieties and it has led to the loss of life or divorce in manyfamilies.
Fightinghas also emerged from disagreements on the confinement of womenwithin their homesteads without having the freedom to move freely.Based on this scenario, the actions of Mrs. Wright is veryunderstandable despite the fact that they are inhuman acts. Sheshould be in a position to defend herself and remain stable in heractions to help her accomplish her day to day objectives in life.Nevertheless, killing is not a proper way of solving issues relatedto oppression. She should have looked a new way to resolve theirdisputes amicably without taking away the life of her husband.
Despitethe fact that the actions undertaken by Mrs. Wright were not right,it is important to note that human beings have feelings and shouldnot be confined to their homes as animals or birds. Mrs. Wrightshould have fought for her right to regain freedom within hersociety this would only be accomplished through taking anyinitiative perceived to offer the best solution to the currentproblem that she faced in life. Her action to kill her husband isjustified since she was able to regain her freedom despite the factthat she was jailed and awaits the justice process to take itscourse. Women have their rights that should be respected by everyhuman being regardless of their superiority within the society.Without taking necessary measures, Mrs. Wright could still beconfined within the confinement of her home like an animal. Heractions need to be justified to help in regaining the freedom towomen who are also limited in a similar scenario within the society.
Basedon the arguments by Lanser on the feminism criticism, it is essentialto note that various measures need to be taken within the society toprotect the rights of women. Women usually suffer at the hands of mendue to the fact that there are many cases that usually go unreporteddue to the fear of victimization. For instance, in the case of Mrs.Wright, her oppression and pain contributed to the killing of herhusband.It would be an excellent step solving a family dispute that majorityof individuals has been subjected to within the society.Nevertheless, the actions of Mrs. Wright should be condemned by everyperson since murder is not the only viable solution to resolvingdomestic disputes.
Lanser,Susan S. "Feminist Criticism, "The Yellow Wallpaper,"and the Politics of Color in America." FeministStudies15.3 (1989): 415. Web.
Martin,Diana. "Charlotte Perkins Gilman and "The YellowWallpaper." AmericanJournal of Psychiatry164.5 (2017): 736. Web.
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