Kate Chopin’s “The Story of the Hour” and Charlotte Perkins Gillman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” is viewed from a woman’s perspective of the nineteenth century. They showed the issues on how they were confined to the house. That they were to be stay at home wives and let the husband earn the household income. These stories are both written by American women and how their marriage was brought about. Their husbands were very controlling and treated them more like children instead of their wives. In the nineteenth century their behavior was considered normal at the time. In “The Story of the Hour” and “The Yellow Wallpaper” both women explore their issues on wanting to be free of the control of their husband . These women did not know how to act when their husband was not around. They had to be controlled because they did not have control over themselves. If their husbands did not have control over them they would have been out of control. In both stories, when the husband is out of the picture they are not in their right mind. They always had someone watching over them like they were a child. When they are left alone, they talk to themselves and lose their mind. In “The Yellow Wallpaper” she was mentally-ill and could not be left alone. She could not function in daily routine. She said that her husband did not treat her like a wife , but instead he treated her like one of his patients. She was only treated that way because she acted like a patient and not like a wife. The only way to her was to treat her like a patient so that she can get better. In “The Story of the Hour” she wanted her freedom so bad. She was also not in her right mind. She had heart problem and had to be treated delicately. She had a controlling husband who would… … middle of paper … …er husband comes looking for her because she has locked herself in her room. He was so worried that she might do something crazy. When she trapped herself in her room she wanted to take all the wallpaper off the walls, so that the woman is let free from the bars of the wallpaper that was holding her captives. Kate Chopin’s “The Story of the Hour” and Charlotte Perkins Gillman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” both women explore their issues on wanting to be free of the control of their husband. They feel that they need to be free. Both women are not in their right mind and kind of go crazy, when they have some sort of freedom from whatever has a trap on them. In both stories, when the women are left alone they talk themselves about whatever is going on around them. When their husbands are not around they seem to lose control and need to be check on often.