Essay On The Yellow Wallpaper

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In Gilman’s, “The Yellow Wallpaper” the narrator becomes increasing mad throughout the short story. The narrator has a “nervous condition” (151) after the birth of her child; under recommendations by her husband and her brother, who are both physicians, her treatment was a Rest Cure which is that narrator cannot nothing anything but lay down and only have two hours of intellectual work a day. The “dreadful” yellow wallpaper that the narrator comes to hate is, of course, a symbol in the story. The yellow wallpaper represents the narrator’s entrapment in her marriage, her creativity has disappeared to the put where this yellow wallpaper first was a distraction that turns into an obsession.
The short story begins with the narrator, her
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It makes me think of English places that you read about, for there are hedges and walls and gates that lock, and lots of separate little houses for the gardeners and people” (152). She describes how the house is fancy and only for the wellborn; however, it contains locks and it has many separate parts that makes it very isolated and separate from society. The house itself is binding and restrictive. Her house is almost like a jail in a sense. The windows in her bedroom act as another restraint that are barred. The windows can also go with the imagery of her entrapment within her marriage. She cannot be free and do what she pleases because she must obey her husband. She cannot do things she wants to do that she feels will help her get better, but with Victorian norms women did not know as much as men and cannot think on her own. It is clear the Victorian norms between her and her husband, “then he took me in his arms and called me a blessed little goose, and said he would go down the cellar, if I wished, and have it whitewashed into the bargain” (154). The narrator husband calls her a “little goose”, that is something you would say to a child not your wife. It is obvious that he looks down on the narrator.
The yellow wallpaper is a type of antagonist to the narrator, it represents her entrapment in her marriage, “the faint figure behind seemed to shake the pattern just as if she wanted to get

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