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             Although it may not seem obvious to all readers, the stories of Robert Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening- and Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Wallpaper- share the same storyline. During certain literary periods, authors often treat similar topics. First, both stories share the same era: the beginning of the twentieth century. Gilman published in 1892 while Frost published in 1923. Moreover, both stories begin with the narrator describing the house, its location and the nature around it. Jane, in Gilman's story spends three quiet months locked up in a yellow room. Similarly, Frost's narrator spends a quiet night in dark woods with white snow. Both characters also feel isolated from the outside world, impressed by their surroundings and bothered by someone close to them. Furthermore, women's condition seems like an important subject for both authors, raised by single mothers. In Gilman's story, for example, John controls Jane: he tells her what to do, where to be and what to think. Frost's opinion seems less obvious but "he gives his harness bells a shake- (850)# resembles John's actions when Jane locks herself in her room. The harness also represents the man's control over the woman. Finally, both stories end with the authors' admission of the characters' problems: they cannot sleep, need to keep a promise and go crazy. In conclusion, Frost's poem could be considered as being a summary of Gilman's story because they resemble each other in so many ways. With this notion in mind, students might now be able to read stories and poems, link them together and impress their teachers. .

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