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In stories "The Yellow Wallpaper" and "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber", the characters suffering had lead them to breaking free of the control that someone had on them.

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Does suffering real lead to Wisdom? This year we have studied many short stories with reoccurring themes and values. Many of the stories we studied one major theme was suffering, throughout the stories we studied we see this theme occurring many different times. But many of the stories that have suffering them don't lead to wisdom. The only major story where this is not true is in the school. Where the kids actually gain wisdom from all the things that had died around them. But in every story other then the school suffering does not lead to wisdom. In most stories the characters are pushed to their limits and break free of their suffering. The short happy life of Francis Macomber, Francis had suffered a lot, but his suffering did not lead to wisdom. Francis suffered because of his wife, Margot. She didn't care about him and she was very controlling. An example of this is when Margot comes back to their tent and Francis confronts her about what she had just done. "You don't wait long when you have an advantage, do you? Please let's not talk. I'm sleepy, darling. I'm going to talk. ...read more.


The husband believes that by keeping her in the room is good for her and she will be relaxed, also in the beginning of the story it mentions her brother telling her the same. The narrator agrees what her husband and her brother had told her but later in the story starts to second guesses them and thinks that she needs to go outside. But the husband keeps thinking that what he is doing is write and it leads to the narrator going crazy. Her suffering was the husband keeping her locked away and when she finally breaks free she is insane, but she does not gain any wisdom from this. The narrator's suffering does not lead to wisdom because she goes crazy. She does break free of her husband's control but she is crazy and she doesn't know what she is doing. The Discus Thrower the patient is very sick and is about to die, and the patient himself knows it to. The patient's suffering does not lead to wisdom. The patient is in a hospital and is very bored and his only form of entertainment is throwing a plate of eggs at a wall. ...read more.


Through Gregor's suffering we learn that we don't actually matter has a person because no one cares about you and you're just a small little insect to them. Gregor did not actually learn this through his suffering; Gregor was the insect that didn't matter. Gregor was a symbol of no one actually caring about all they actually care about is the money and you mean nothing to them. At the end of the story Gregor is just pushed back into his room by his dad. His suffering had technically lead to nothing because he end up in the same place that he a started off in. In conclusion in these stories the characters had suffered a lot but none of their suffering had lead to wisdom. In stories the Yellow Wallpaper and The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber, the characters suffering had lead them to breaking free of the control that someone had on them. These stories also help to prove the point that suffering does not lead to wisdom and it can lead to many different things other than wisdom. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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