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  • Wallpaper Of Society's Oppressive Standards
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    The Struggle For Independence In Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper. "The Yellow Wallpaper" Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper" is the story of women's struggle for independence in a patriarchal society. In the story the wallpaper is an important symbol as is the woman behind it. The narrator's thoughts about the wallpaper tell us a great deal of how she feels about the situation she is in. The theme of the story is that by tearing off the chains of oppression one can ...
  • Yellow Wallpaper
    369 words
    In The Yellow Wallpaper, a short story by Charlotte Gilman, there are many symbols within the text that one can construe a myriad of ways. One of the most prominent and perhaps the most important symbol is the titled yellow wallpaper. To the main character, Jane, the wallpaper is at first a nuisance, then an obsession, and finally salvation. The material of the paper itself represents Jane's everyday life. The illogical pattern that decorates it, reflects the absence of logic in her mind. The ve...
  • Yellow Wallpaper
    370 words
    The Yellow Wallpaper: What The Hell? The Yellow Wallpaper does nothing but confuse me. It seems to be about high strung, mentally ill woman who is obsessed with rotting wallpaper. This yellow wallpaper obsesses her so much that she begins to distrust everyone, even her husband. She is terrified that someone will take her wallpaper or find out more about it than she knows. One point I found interesting is that she sees a woman behind bars trying to get out in the pattern of the wallpaper. This mi...
  • Women Escape From The Wallpaper
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    Vintage short stories are meant to entertain their readers. However, many passive readers miss the true entertainment that lies within the story in the hidden context. Most short stories have, embedded in the writing, a lesson or theme attached to them. In the short story "The Yellow Wallpaper", Gilman demonstrates a woman who has suffered from repression and longs for the freedom from her controlling husband. Gender conflicts play a major role throughout this story. The author portrays these ki...
  • The Independence Of Women The Yellow Wallpaper
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    The Independence of Women "The Yellow Wallpaper", written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, is a story of a woman, her psychological difficulties, and her husband's so called therapeutic treatment of her ailments during the late 1800's. The story begins with a young woman and her husband traveling to the country for the summer to help heal the young woman's psychological condition. Upon reading thins intense description of an almost prison like prescription for overcoming "temporary nervous depressio...
  • John's Wife Tears Down The Wallpaper
    373 words
    The women in The Story of an Hour and The Yellow Wallpaper attempt to overcome their oppression by finding an outlet. They tried to find something or do something that would comfort them. In The Story of an Hour, the window is the main symbol. Correspondingly, in The Yellow Wallpaper, the wallpaper itself is the main symbol. In The Story of an Hour, the window is what symbolizes Mrs. Mallard's freedom in that she has new opportunities. She says that she is finally free, "free body and soul". She...
  • Wallpaper Of The Room
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    Journey into Insanity The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Gilman In The Yellow Wallpaper, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the dominant / submissive relationship between an oppressive husband and his submissive wife pushes her from depression into insanity. It is about the growing madness of a young married woman arising out of the pressures of her life. A woman who is being treated for a case of post-partum depression is slowly driven mad by the treatment itself enforced isolation and deprivation of ...
  • Pattern On The Wallpaper
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    An Ironic Triumph In "The Yellow Wallpaper", a story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the conflict centers on the protagonist's inability to maintain her sanity in a society that does not recognize her as an individual. Her husband and brother both express their own will over hers, forcing her to conform to "an appropriate code of behavior for a sick woman". She has been given a "schedule prescription for each hour in the day; [John] takes all care from me" (1213). This code of behavior involves vir...
  • Woman In The Wallpaper
    1,610 words
    Trapped Without and Within The Yellow Wallpaper, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, tells the story of a woman trapped in her own life. Set in the 1800's, a time when women and men's roles were strictly defined by society, the woman reveals her true to desire to break free from the confines of her marriage and her life. All the while, she experiences an extreme sense of guilt and shame for her negative view of her life, consciously repressing her innermost desires and joys. Her feelings are revealed t...
  • Woman's Sickness To Her Husband's Dominance
    569 words
    In the story "The Yellow Wallpaper" written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, there is a strong sense of a feminist view. A young married woman suffers from a "disease" the her doctor husband John tries to cure her from when in fact the presence of his superiority and knowledge leads her to hide her feelings and ultimately become more sick. This short story is a perfect example of the struggle of a young woman in a complicated circumstance. The bedroom of the house that this couple has just moved int...
  • Pattern Of The Yellow Wallpaper
    978 words
    As her madness progresses the narrator in The Yellow Wallpaper becomes increasingly aware of a woman present in the pattern of the wallpaper. She sees this woman struggling against the paper's "bars". Later in her madness she imagines there to be many women lost in its "torturing" pattern, trying in vain to climb through it. The woman caught in the wallpaper seems to parallel the narrator's virtual imprisonment by her well-meaning husband. While the narrator's perception of the wallpaper reveals...

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