Compare and Contrast

Essay by Tanya172003High School, 11th gradeA+, February 2004

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The characters in The Yellow Wallpaper and The Enormous Radio are very alike and also have some differences. The Enormous Radio is more descriptive about the characters, which makes it easier to picture them.

" The front pattern does move and no wonder! The woman behind it shakes it" said the lady in The Yellow Wallpaper. This shows that this lady is mentally crazy. She thinks she has a lot of problems, but she really doesn't and that's when she becomes crazy. " I've got out at last in spite of you and Jane." This quote also shows how crazy she is. " My God!" Irene cried. " That's the Sweeney's nurse. Irene is the crazy lady in The Enormous Radio. She becomes crazy when her husband gets her a new radio after the old one brakes and she is able to hear their neighbors in the apartment building.

" Oh, it's horrible, it's so dreadful," Irene was sobbing. " I've been listening all day, and it's so depressing." This quote also shows how crazy the radio makes Irene.

" And she is all the time trying to climb through" Irene described. She became crazy when she was locked up in a room that had yellow wallpaper on the walls. She would look at the wallpaper all the time and she thought that she saw stuff in it. She thought she saw a woman and patterns in it. " I think that woman gets out in the daytime!" The lady thinks that she is the one in the wallpaper. The woman Irene in The Enormous Radio becomes crazy when she gets a new radio. " Of course we're happy," he said tiredly. Her husband thinks she's crazy and she needs to stop listening to the radio and hearing...